Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

A Conversation with Mark G. Pearce

October 26, 2012 - New York City

The NLRB under Mark G. Pearce has issued several decisions and regulations that continue to spark controversy. Headlines have included cases and rules involving the micro-bargaining unit decision in Specialty Healthcare; the "speed-up" election regulations, now on hold; the Dana decision, upholding pre-election agreements; the Notice Posting Rule, which may be headed to the Supreme Court; and a stream of 8(a)(1) violation cases, including class action waivers in Horton, employers prohibiting discussions involving ongoing investigations in Banner, and, of course, the use of social media by employees.

Join us for a lively discussion of these and other issues with:

Mark G. Pearce, Esq. (Cornell, Arts & Sciences '75), Chairman, NLRB,
followed by responses from:

Gwynne A. Wilcox, Esq., Partner, Levy Ratner, P.C., and

Marshall Babson, Esq., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and former Member of the NLRB.

Friday, October 26, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cornell University, ILR NYC Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

2.0 NYS CLE credits in Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

$125 (includes continental breakfast)


To register, please contact Stephanie Suttow at 212-340-2866.

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2 Sisters Food Group, Inc. and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 1167. 357 NLRB No. 168 (2012).

Ampersand Publishing, LLC d/b/a Santa Barbara News-Press and Graphic Communications Conference, International Brotherhood of Teamsters. 358 NLRB No. 141 (2012).

Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center and James A. Navarro. 358 NLRB No. 93 (2012).

Bethlehem Steel Company (Shipbuilding Division) and Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc. and Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, AFL-CIO. 136 NLRB No. 135 (1962).

Costco Wholesale Corporations and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 371. 358 NLRB No. 106 (2012).

D. R. Horton, Inc. and Michael Cuda. 357 NLRB No. 184 (2012).

DTG Operations, Inc. and Teamsters Local Union No. 455, International Brotherhood of Teamsters. 357 NLRB No. 175 (2011).

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and The Greater Lancaster Federation of Musicians, Local 294, AFM, AFL-CIO. 358 NLRB No. 104 (2012).

Marriott International, Inc. d/b/a J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live and UNITE HERE! Local 11. 359 NLRB No.8 (2012).

Massey Energy Company and its subsidiary, Spartan Mining Company d/b/a Mammoth Coal Company and United Mine Workers of America. 354 NLRB No. 83 (2009).

Mezonos Maven Bakery, Inc. and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. 357 NLRB No. 47 (2011).

Odwalla, Inc. and Teamsters Local 70, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Petitioner. 357 NLRB No. 132 (2011).

Sodexo America LLC and Patricia Ortega. Sodexo America LLC and USC University Hospital and Service Workers United. USC University Hospital and National Union of Healthcare Workers. 358 NLRB No. 79 (2012).

Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, Petitioner. 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011).

Wells Fargo Armored Service Corporation and Truck Drivers Local Union No. 807, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America and Fred M. Caputo.  270 NLRB No. 106 (1984).


Other Authorities

Brief for Amicus Curiae Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America in Support of Petitioiner/Cross Respondent, D.R. Horton, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, 12-CA-25764 (5th Cir. 2012)

Report of the Acting General Counsel Concerning Social Media Cases. OM_12_59 (May 30, 2012)