Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:05 PM By Donna Puglisi
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 13 in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recess appointments case (Noel Canning). The oral arguments centered on a lower court ruling that held President Obama’s early 2012 recess appointments of three members to the NLRB were unconstitutional. More background information on the Noel Canning case and ABC National’s involvement can be found on the ABC website.
Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:56 PM By Donna Puglisi
In a 55-44 vote, the U.S. Senate Oct. 29 confirmed Richard Griffin to serve a four-year term as the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel, despite opposition from Senate Republicans and the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW).
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:08 PM By Kinsey Cooper
All 45 Senate Republicans, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have filed friend-of-the-court briefs asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling that President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional.
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:36 AM By Kinsey Cooper
The U.S. House of Representatives April 10 voted 219-209 to pass a bill that would stop all NLRB activity that requires a three-member quorum until the legal disputes involving the board are resolved.
Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:32 AM By Kinsey Cooper
President Barack Obama Feb. 13 nominated Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the NLRB – only a few weeks after an appeals court ruled their 2012 recess appointments were unconstitutional.
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:58 AM By Kinsey Cooper
The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Jan. 25 won a challenge to President Obama’s Jan. 4, 2012, recess appointments to the NLRB. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the president violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill NLRB vacancies with Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012 4:13 PM By Kinsey Cooper
A federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., heard arguments Dec. 5 in one of 14 lawsuits on whether President Obama violated the Constitution in January when he made recess appointments to fill three NLRB vacancies while the Senate was in session.