Member Richard Griffin

By:  John J. Toner, Esq.

The Supreme Court today issued its much anticipated decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning, regarding the President’s authority to avoid the Senate’s confirmation procedure by granting recess appointments to fill  vacant positions. The decision specifically involved the legitimacy of the President’s recess appointment of Terence Flynn, Sharon Block,

By:  Michele Haydel Gehrke, Esq.

On October 29, 2013, the Senate voted 55-44 to confirm Richard Griffin as General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board.  The Senate vote was mostly along party lines, with only Republican Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) voting with her Democratic colleagues for confirmation.  Griffin replaces Acting General Counsel Lafe

By Arthur Telegen.

We all know that an employer can lock out its employees to force a union to accept its economic demands, provided it has bargained in good faith, the contract has expired, and the requisite notices have been given under Section 8(d) of the NLRA.  This is just the other side of