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NLRB Extends Comment Period on Rule Shielding Unions From Ouster

Sept. 17, 2020, 12:23 AM

The National Labor Relations Board gave the public more time to weigh in on whether it should modify or eliminate its rule that limits when workers can try to eject an existing union from their workplace.

Parties can file briefs on the “contract bar” doctrine until Oct. 7 under the extension announced late Wednesday.

That doctrine prohibits union decertification elections while a collective bargaining agreement is in effect, for up to a maximum of three years. The rule also allows such votes during a brief period near the end of the contract’s life.

The NLRB first recognized the doctrine in...

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