Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

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

NLRB Election Procedures Amended

February 16, 2012, New York City

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NLRB Election Procedures Amended

Thursday, February 16, 2012

9:00 - 11:00 am

Program Agenda


Welcome and Introductions
Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor & Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR Moderator

9:10am    CLICK HERE for Powerpoint Presentation

Overview of and Rationale for the New Procedures
Kent Hirozawa, Esq., Chief Counsel to NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce


The General Counsel’s Implementation Strategy
Celeste Mattina, Esq., Deputy General Counsel, NLRB, and Chair of the Implementing Committee

9:50am  CLICK HERE for Powerpoint Presentation

Employer’s Perspective: Constitutionality and Impact
John Furfaro, Esq. (ILR’76), Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


The Union View: Ensuring Section 7 Rights
Daniel Ratner, Esq., Partner, Levy Ratner, P.C.


Q & A






Proposed Amendments to NLRB Election Rules and Regulations Fact Sheet.


Barre-National, Inc. and Freight Drivers and Helpers, Local Union No. 557, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFL-CIO, Petitioner. Case 5-RC-14013, Mar. 27, 1995.


Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, and Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, Plaintiffs v. National Labor Relations Board, Defendant Case 1:11-cv-02262. Filed Dec. 20, 2011. 



554 U.S. __ (2008) Chamber of Commerce of the United States of Amercia et al., v. Brown, Attorney General of California, et al., June 19, 2008. 463 F. 3d 1076, reversed and remanded.


DIRECTV U.S. DIRECTV Holdings LLC and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, AFL-CIO, District Lodge 947, Petitioner. Case 21-RC-21191, Dec. 22, 2011.


Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 246, Dec. 22, 2011: National Labor Relations Board, 29 CFR Parts 101 and 102, RIN 3142-AA08, Final Rule.


"NLRB Adopts Controversial Amendments to Election Procedures," John Furfaro and Risa M. Salins, New York Law Journal, Feb. 3, 2012.


New Process Steel, L.P. v. National Labor Relations Board, 560 U.S. __ (2010) No. 08-1457, June 17, 2010.


"The NLRB Administrative Law Exile: Problems with Its Structure and Function and Suggestions for Reform," Catherine L. Fisk and Deborah C. Malamud, Duke Law Journal, Vol. 58:2013


"Labor Board Approves Faster Vote on Unions," Steve Greenhouse, NY Times, Nov. 30, 2011.

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