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AFL-CIO Challenge to Labor Board Election Rule Put on Hold

Oct. 23, 2020, 10:02 PM

A federal judge suspended the AFL-CIO’s challenge to a National Labor Relations Board rule related to union elections until a federal appeals court weighs in on the labor federation’s earlier objections to a different election regulation.

Both cases involve the same legal issue—the NLRB’s assertion that judicial review of its administrative rulemakings should begin in circuit rather than district court—so holding the second case promotes “judicial economy,” said Judge Beryl Howell, the chief of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The Friday order lets the NLRB enforce the changes to its union election framework at issue in ...