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Griffin Will Seek NLRB Change on Withdrawal of Recognition

May 11, 2016, 4:00 AM

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin has instructed regional offices to argue in unfair labor practices cases that the board should adopt a rule that significantly limits the right of an employer to withdraw recognition from a union that represents its employees.

In a May 9 memorandum to regional directors and field office heads, Griffin said current board law permits an employer to withdraw recognition from a union based on objective evidence the union has actually lost majority support of employees in a bargaining unit. That approach has “proven problematic,” Griffin said.

The general counsel wrote in...

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