collective bargaining agreements

By Bradford L. Livingston

‘Tis the season for cards and gifts, and apparently, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) is filled with the holiday spirit.  In a decision issued last week but only released today, the NLRB gave labor unions a gift that will keep on giving when it overturned a fifty-year-old precedent

By:  David L. Streck

On November 27, 2012, in Erie Brush and Mfg. Corp. v. NLRB, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an NLRB decision and order finding that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by refusing to bargain, and held that “the evidence overwhelmingly points to the existence of impasse….”

By:  Kenneth R. Dolin

Over the last year, the Board has greatly expanded the scope of requested information that an employer must provide to a labor union upon the latter’s request during collective bargaining, especially when the requested information is financial in nature.

For example, in National Extrusion & Mfg. Co., 357 NLRB No.