Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2020, 9:28 PM

NLRB Wants First Shot at Responding to Union Ethics Charge

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board and not a federal appeals court should respond to union accusations that a board member’s improper participation in a case rendered it invalid, according to the NLRB.

The Communications Workers of America raised issues about NLRB Member William Emanuel’s alleged conflict-of-interest in the board’s December decision on company email when the union asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hold onto a related case. But many of those issues are already before the NLRB in that recent company email case, so the circuit court should remand the related case to the ...