• New Union Election Rules Struck Down
  • May 28, 2012 | Author: Guy O. Farmer
  • Law Firm: GrayRobinson, P.A. - Jacksonville Office
  • The National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB" or the "Board") new prompt election rules, which were supported by the unions, became effective on April 30, 2012. These new rules were challenged in federal court in Washington, D.C. That court ruled on May 14, 2012, that the new rules were invalid and unenforceable because the NLRB did not have a quorum when it voted on the rules. The court stated, however, that a properly constituted quorum might approve the changes if it wished to do so, thus opening the way for the Board to re-adopt the new rules.