National Mediation Board Cites Murphy Anderson Comments in Changing Election Rules
On June 10, 2010, the National Mediation Board will amend its rules to provide that, in representation disputes, a majority of valid ballots cast will determine the craft or class representative. The previous policy required that a majority of eligible voters in the craft or class must cast valid ballots in favor of representation. The former policy therefore automatically counted non-voters as "no" votes.
Jamin B. Raskin, of counsel to Murphy Anderson, submitted comments in his role as a legal scholar at American University. Out of approximately fifty briefs filed, Professor Raskin's comments were among the few cited by the NMB's rulemaking decision.