By Richa Amar & Jonathan Cohen
Richa Amar is General Counsel of the United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, a labor union representing more than 23,000 health care professionals throughout Southern California. Jonathan Cohen, a partner at Rothner, Segall & Greenstone, represents unions and employees in all aspects of labor law, including in arbitration, litigation, and administrative proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board and National Labor Relations Board.
Take Two: Board Again Proposes 2011 Amendments to Representation Election Rules
In February 2014, the Board, by a 3-2 vote, proposed amendments to the representation election process, to modernize processes and eliminate inefficiencies and unnecessary delay. The proposed changes are identical to those the Board proposed in June 2011. After some of the proposed changes were incorporated into a final rule, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the final rule on the ground that the Board’s vote on the rule lacked a proper quorum.