Bloomberg Law
July 7, 2020, 10:10 PM

U.S. Labor Board Reconsiders Legal Obstacle to Ousting Unions

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

The federal labor board is seeking public input on whether or not it should modify the “contract bar” doctrine, a labor law precedent that limits the time during which a petition can be filed to oust an existing union from a workplace.

The doctrine bars the filing of a union decertification petition unless it’s submitted within a brief window shortly before the collective bargaining agreement between employer and union expires.

The National Labor Relations Board issued its request for briefing on whether it should “rescind the contract bar doctrine, retain it as it currently exists, or retain the doctrine with ...

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