This article outlines the Top 10 precedents from the Bush era NLRB which are in danger during the Obama administration.
There will also be a changing of the guard at the National Labor Relations Board in 2009 that promises to roll back the pro-employer decisions of the 2004-2007 board, led by President George W. Bush-appointed Chairman Robert J. Battista.
Between 2004 and 2007, the so-called "Bush board," utilizing a 3-2 Bush-appointed majority, established several precedents favorable to employers, reversed several Clinton-era board precedents and was subject to heavy criticism by unions and its own minority members. Now, President-elect Barack Obama, who just selected Hilda Solis, a strong union supporter, as his secretary of Labor, will have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the NLRB by appointing pro-union board members.
It is widely predicted that the new Obama board will reverse as many of these controversial pro-employer Bush board precedents as they can get their hands on.
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