• Supreme Court Rules Two-Member NLRB Lacked Authority to Decide Cases
  • July 1, 2010
  • Law Firm: Winston Strawn LLP - Chicago Office
  • In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) does not have authority to issue decisions while it has only two members. The decision, New Process Steel, L.P. v. National Labor Relations Board, No. 08-1457 (June 17, 2010), seemingly invalidates decisions in the nearly 600 cases the NLRB decided over a 27-month period while it operated with three vacancies.