For more than a year, the five-person National Labor Relations Board has been understaffed, leaving just two members to issue decisions and orders in unfair labor practice and representation cases. The two sitting NLRB members, Wilma Liebman and Peter Schaumber, have issued hundreds of decisions since January 2008. Now, the D.C. Circuit has thrown into question decisions made by the two-member NLRB after finding a board ruling invalid because the two sitting members did not constitute a quorum.
D.C. Circuit Rules Two-Member NLRB Decision Invalid
May 4, 2009