Labor Board Dials Back Union Proposal Amid Shutdown Threat

by News on November 30, 2011

in Federal Legislation, Pro Worker Legislation

By Judson Berger/Fox News

The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board has dialed back a proposal that had members of the board on a collision course ahead of a meeting Wednesday.

The original proposal would speed up and simplify union elections. In protest, the panel’s lone Republican member had threatened to resign — a move that would effectively shut down the board and prevent the vote on union organizing.

But board Chairman Mark Pearce on Tuesday presented what he described as a “more limited resolution.” He said it would only apply to “the minority of elections which are held up by needless litigation” and other disputes. He said other changes to the election process should stay on the table for future consideration.

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