Tuesday, June 15, 2004
LABOR BOARD GRANTS REVIEW
AND INVITES BRIEFS TO BE FILED
IN TWO CASES INVOLVING NEUTRALITY AGREEMENTS
The National Labor Relations
Board on June 7 granted the petitioners’ requests for review and motion that
the Board solicit amicus briefs in two cases involving neutrality agreements.
The cases involve the Dana Corporation (8-RD-1976) and Metaldyne
Corporation (6-RD-1518 and 1519). [Full
text of decision.]
Today the Board formally
issued the notice inviting parties and interested amici to file briefs on the
issues raised in the cases.
The full text of the Board’s notice is attached.
STATES OF AMERICA
THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
P. KRUG AND JEFFREY A. SAMPLE
AND INVITATION TO FILE BRIEFS
On June 7, 2004, the Board (Chairman Battista, Members Schaumber and
Meisburg; Members Liebman and Walsh, dissenting) granted the Petitioners’
Requests for Review of the Regional Directors’ administrative dismissals of
the petitions in the instant cases “as they raise substantial issues
regarding whether the Employers’ voluntary recognition of the Union bars a
decertification petition for a reasonable period of time under the
circumstances of these cases.” The Board also granted the Petitioners’
motion to consolidate the cases and their motion requesting that the Board
solicit amicus briefs on the issues raised in these cases.
Accordingly, the parties and additional interested amici are invited to
file briefs with the Board in Washington, D.C. on or before July 15, 2004,
addressing the issues raised in these cases.
No extensions of time will be granted for the filing of these briefs,
which shall not exceed 50 pages in length.
The parties may file responses to these briefs on or before July 29,
2004. No extensions of time will
be granted for filing responses, which shall not exceed 20 pages in length.
No other responsive briefs will be accepted.
The Board has included these two cases in a single notice inviting the
filing of briefs in order to afford the opportunity to other interested amici
to fully address the issues that are raised by these two cases that were
consolidated for decision. Accordingly,
eight copies of the brief should be filed addressing both cases.
Dated, Washington, D.C., June 14, 2004
By direction of the Board:
Lester A. Heltzer