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Removing Salt (and Other Ailments) From Employers' Wounds: Recent Case Developments at the National Labor Relations Board

October 2007
Employment Law Notes
The National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) recently issued a number of decisions, including three notable employer-friendly cases. Although approximately 90 percent of all Board decisions historically have been unanimous, a small number of cases tend to be decided along political party lines because three of the Board’s five members traditionally are members of the party in the White House. These split cases often involve shifts in Board precedent. In four decisions issued in early October, existing Board law was modified significantly, consistent with a trend of the “Bush Board” to establish precedent more favorable to employers.