Winning at the NLRB, Second Edition

This treatise includes in-depth analysis by practitioners who outline steps for winning cases before the National Labor Relations Board. Issues covered include investigations, back pay computations, injunctions, negotiations and settlements, representation issues, litigation tactics, and much more. The treatise includes citations to significant decisions and context on the NLRA.

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Learn effective tactics for successfully handling each case before the NLRB during investigation, negotiation, settlement, and more.

Secure the advantage you need to win your cases before the National Labor Relations Board. The authors draw on their own extensive experience to tell you what winning steps you can take in dealing with investigations, backpay computations, injunctions, negotiations/settlements, representation issues, litigation tactics, and more.

Benefit from analysis of important cases, changes in agency procedures, and Internet materials; explanations of the law and the NLRB case handling Manual; specific advice for unions and employers; expert commentary on the best strategies; and checklists and sample language to help you prepare a successful case.

Get an insider’s meticulous guidance on the little-known procedures and strategies that can assist you in dealing with the NLRB.

The Second Edition offers insights on how to win cases before the NLRB with highlights including:

  • An easily accessible section on the cases that the NLRB has advised its staff are noteworthy, with a brief description of each case
  • A section on E-filing at the NLRB—what can and cannot be filed electronically
  • A section on the historical context of the National Labor Relations Act
  • Extensive citations to recent NLRB and court decisions
  • Discussion of procedural changes affecting investigations and hearings, together with discussion of the manual that the Administrative Law Judges use as a guide


Part I - In General

  • The Act
  • The NLRB
  • NLRB Law and Procedure
  • Investigating Before the Investigation
  • Filing Your Charge

Part II - Unfair Labor Practice Investigations

  • How the Region Investigates and Decides Unfair Labor Practice Cases
  • Winning Investigations
  • Winning Investigations: Party-Specific Strategies
  • Settlement Considerations
  • Deferral to Arbitration

Part III - Unfair Labor Practice and Backpay Litigation

  • Winning Trial Tactics
  • Winning Trial Tactics for Charging Parties
  • Winning Trial Tactics for Respondents
  • Procedural Aspects of Backpay and Compliance
  • Substantive Backpay Law and Implications

Part IV - Representation Cases

  • Winning Representation Cases
  • Winning Representation Case Hearings
  • Elections: Protecting Your Victory
  • Postelection Proceedings: Preserving Victory or Reversing Defeat

Part V - Miscellaneous Proceedings Involving the NLRB

  • Injunctions Under Sections 10(j) and 10(l)
  • Other Proceedings Involving the NLRB

Appendixes, Table of Cases, Index


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“[T]his is a book of practical advice and opinion which is designed to assist the attorney in achieving favorable outcomes before the NLRB or, more commonly, before its Regional Offices.”

Kendall F. Svengalis

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