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The Lie That Helped Kill the Labor Movement
Posted On: Jun 17, 2022
June 17, 2022 | THE JOY SILK DOCTRINE | In 1969, a rogue attorney for the National Labor Relations Board undermined a critical piece of labor law. Fifty years later, the Biden administration is trying to reverse the damage caused by that decision. Here’s the story from Politico: In late March of 1969, Dominick Manoli, an associate general counsel at the National Labor Relations Board, appeared before the Supreme Court to deliver oral arguments in National Labor Relations Board v. Gissel Packing Company, Inc. At issue in the case was the NLRB’s policy regarding labor unions formed by “card check,” a process that allowed workers to form a union by collecting signed authorization cards from a majority of their bargaining unit rather than by participating in a formal, NLRB-supervised election… Continue reading at Politico  Related: If the NLRB ends up restoring Joy Silk, it’s likely to be a big deterrent to the employer lawlessness that’s so common today when it comes to union campaigns." NW Labor Press
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