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NLRB Members Could Rethink Limits on Challenges to Union Status (1)

Oct. 10, 2018, 4:15 PMUpdated: Oct. 10, 2018, 6:13 PM

Two Trump administration appointees on the National Labor Relations Board said they’re open to reconsidering long-standing precedent limiting when workers can try to vote out a union.

The NLRB’s 1951 decision in Poole Foundry & Machine Co. says that when an employer and a union reach a settlement agreement that provides for bargaining on a labor contract, that union’s status as exclusive bargaining agent can’t be challenged until a reasonable amount of time has elapsed. The board uses a multifactor test to determine whether a reasonable time has passed.

Republican NLRB Members William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan said in an...

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