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Invitations to File Briefs

The National Labor Relations Board occasionally invites the public to file amicus briefs in cases of significance or high interest. Listed below are current and recent invitations - each with a short description of the issues involved and filing deadlines. Briefs should be filed with the Office of the Executive Secretary; contact information is provided in the text of each invitation.

» An archive of previous invitations and briefs can be found here.

Board Invites Briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc.

The National Labor Relations Board invites the filing of briefs in order to allow parties and interested  amici an opportunity to address issues raised in Miller & Anderson, Inc. (05-RC-079249), including whether the Board should adhere to its decision in Oakwood Care Center  (343 NLRB 659), which disallowed inclusion of solely employed employees and jointly employed employees in the same unit absent consent of the employers, and if not, whether the Board should return to the holding of M.B. Sturgis, Inc. (331 NLRB 1298), which permits the inclusion of both solely and jointly employed employees in the same unit without the consent of the employers.

Briefs from parties and interested amici must be submitted on or before August 5, 2015.

Click here to read the notice and invitation to file briefs. 

**Update 7/16/2015**

To aid in the consideration of the issues raised in the case, the Board extended the time for filing of briefs from the parties and interested amici, extending to on or before September 4, 2015.

The parties may now file responsive briefs on or before September 16, 2015.

NLRB Invites Briefs on Nonmember Fees for Grievance Processing

The Board invites the filing of briefs in order to allow parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in United Steel, Paper and Forestry  Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 1192 (Buckeye Florida) (12-CB-109654).

Among the issues raised by the Board is whether parties and amici believe the Board should adopt a rule permitting unions to collect fees from nonmembers for grievance processing.

Briefs from parties and interested amici must be submitted on or before July 15, 2015. The parties may now file responsive briefs on or before July 29, 2015.

Click here to read the notice and invitation to file briefs.

***UPDATE INVITATION FOR BRIEFS ON NONMEMBER FEES FOR GRIEVANCE PROCESSING SUSPENDED***

The Board has suspended an invitation for briefs due to a motion filed with the Board in United Steel, Paper and Forestry  Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Local 1192 (Buckeye Florida) (12-CB-109654). The General Counsel and the Respondent filed a joint motion withdrawing exceptions to the decision of the administrative law judge.

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