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NLRB Halts Public Input on Construction Industry Bargaining

Oct. 16, 2018, 4:06 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has stopped collecting public input in a case with the potential to rework or overturn key precedents on collective bargaining in the construction industry, signaling the board may abandon that issue for now.

The NLRB last month invited outside views on the issue of what a union must do to show that a pre-hire arrangement with a construction company has become a full bargaining relationship under federal labor law. Construction companies can withdraw from a pre-hire agreement with a union once it expires, but they can’t walk away from a union with full bargaining rights...

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