A busy year at the National Labor Relations Board: NLRB General Counsel provides charge, petition, and litigation statistics for FY2014


At the March 4, 2015 session of the American Bar Association’s mid-winter meeting of the Committee on Development of the Law under the NLRA, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin disclosed detailed statistics regarding his office’s handling of unfair labor practice charge, representation case, and litigation matters during the Board’s 2014 fiscal year:

Examiner: PLRB has no jurisdiction in unions’ complaint

By Jane M. Von Bergen, philly.com

Union carpenters and Teamsters angling to regain their jobs at the Convention Center had their hopes thwarted Monday when a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board said the board did not have jurisdiction to handle a complaint filed by the two unions.

International Paper Company and Steelworker Union Face Federal Charges for Violating Local Mill Worker’s Rights

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation

Clanton resident James Smith filed the unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) against the United Steelworkers of America (USW) Local 1458 union and International Paper Co. for ignoring his right to refrain from paying union dues. Under Alabama’s popular Right to Work law, no worker can be required to join or pay fees to a union as a condition of employment.

Obama’s Union McDouble

The Wall Street Journal

National Labor Relations Board general counsel Richard Griffin gave labor unions an early Christmas gift Friday by charging McDonald’s as a joint-employer in dozens of alleged unfair labor practice complaints against its franchisees. Mr. Griffin appears to be teeing up the NLRB’s bigger bonanza that may come as early as Monday.

NLRB Turns Government Into Kafka’s Nightmare

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Economics21.org

In The Trial, written a century ago in 1914, Franz Kafka paints a portrait of an unimaginably oppressive government with secret laws and trials in which the individual is crushed. Today, in 2014, Kafka would not have to invent these circumstances.