Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader:

As the last quarter of 2013 begins, uncertainty pervades the labor law landscape. Over the spring and summer, several leading unions, theTeamsters among them, voiced their displeasure over the Affordable Care Act's tax on high value health insurance plans, the so called "CadillacTax," among other contentious issues surrounding the Act.The Obama administration has yet to address the issue, at least not publicly.The issues are so grave, that the Longshoremen announced their disaffiliation with the AFL-CIO, citing chiefly the Federation's continuing support of health reform in its current state.

At the NLRB, though a five-member Board has finally been installed, a very large number of Board rulings face nullification should the Supreme Court decide next term that previous Board members were unlawfully appointed. If the recess appointments in question are not counted toward a quorum, then under the Court's New Process Steel case, those rulings would be invalid because the five-member Board may not delegate its authority to a panel with fewer than three members. …

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