NLRB ready to back broad union organizing and collective activity

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by Mark S. Mathison, Esq., Gray Plant Mooty, Minneapolis

For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is operating at full strength with five members and a confirmed General Counsel. The new board has a union-side majority and appears poised to expedite union organizing and support other collective activity across an increasingly broad spectrum of unionized and nonunionized workplaces.

Unions are powerfully aware that they must seize this moment, and they are organizing new targets and leveraging their board support in hopes of winning over a new generation of workers. Depending on the NLRB’s actions in the coming months, a large mix of employers—including religious institutions, colleges and universities, charter schools and Native American tribal entities—may find themselves in the cross hairs of federal labor law for the first time.

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