NLRB to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Representation Election Rule

public meeting2.JPGThe National Labor Relations Board has announced (pdf) that it will hold one or more public meetings to discuss the controversial proposed changes to the Board’s representation election process. According to the notice to be published in the June 27 edition of the Federal Register, the topics of discussion are limited to issues raised by the proposed rule and suggestions for improving the election process. These meetings are in addition to the solicitation of formal written comments as outlined in the Federal Register.

The first meeting is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 in the Margaret A. Browning Hearing Room (Room 11000), National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20570. A second meeting might be scheduled the following day if necessary. Those interested in attending or speaking at the meeting must submit a written request by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011. Requests may be sent to Mary Meyers, Administrative Assistant to the Chairman, National Labor Relations Board, 1099 14th Street, NW, Suite 11100, Washington, DC 20570, or submitted electronically to: All emails should contain the following in the subject line: “REQUEST TO ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING RIN 3142-AA08.” All requests must include the following information: (1) attendee’s full name, (2) organizational affiliation (if any), and (3), if they are appearing in a representative capacity, the names of any individuals or organizations on whose behalf they are appearing. Attendees are reminded to bring a photo ID. Individuals interested in speaking at the meeting must also submit a brief outline of their presentation.

Littler Mendelson attorneys plan to be in attendance and will provide an update on the issues discussed.

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