NLRB issues first decisions involving returned two-member cases – Also posts database of all two-member Board decisions with status updates

Source: National Labor Relations Board, Press Release, August 5, 2010

The National Labor Relations Board today issued its first decisions in cases that were returned to it by the federal courts of appeals following a Supreme Court ruling that the Board was not authorized to decide cases when it had only two members, Chairman Wilma Liebman and Member Peter Schaumber.

Also today, the Agency made public a database of all contested cases that were decided by the two-member Board. The list of cases, available here and via the Agency website at, includes links to original documents and case status updates that will be refreshed daily. A full data set of all the cases is also available in xml format for download.

From January 2008 to April 2010, the Board operated with three of its five seats vacant. During that 27-month period, the two remaining members issued nearly 600 decisions. On June 17, a divided Supreme Court ruled that the two-member Board was not authorized to issue decisions.

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