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    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a legal challenge that could test a top Biden administration official on labor issues.

  • An appeal filed by two union dissidents could test the legitimacy of President Joe Biden's controversial labor appointee as he attempts to unravel Trump-era policies that boosted the ability of members to leave unions.
  • Two workers in a Michigan-based labor union are calling on National Labor Relations Board acting general counsel Peter Ohr to intervene on their behalf in a contract dispute with their union. The workers had attempted to leave the union in early 2020 during its leadership-determined "window period," and they allege the union dragged its feet in allowing them to leave. The NLRB's role in the dispute, however, is heightened by controversy surrounding Ohr, who withdrew a policy memo issued by his Trump-era predecessor that pushed the NLRB to crack down on unions that abuse the "window periods" that restrict when members can leave the labor groups.
  • Ohr signaled his support for unions by withdrawing the Trump-era directive, and the regional NLRB declined to pursue the case after Ohr's policy change.
  • "The regional director's partial dismissal of this case cannot withstand scrutiny," the workers' appeal states. "The acting general counsel should reverse it and send the case back with orders to issue a complaint over these narrow allegations that protect employees' rights under the act."
  • The Michigan workers' case is the latest legal challenge against Ohr's decisions since taking office. Multiple workers and employers have argued the agency improperly dismissed complaints and policies that were in place under the Trump administration. ...
  • ... The two employees, Jesse London and Rob Nevins, notified their union officials with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 chapter that they were withdrawing from the union. According to the appeal, the union officials did not acknowledge the withdrawal request. Local labor regulators initially sided with the workers but reversed course after Ohr's appointment.

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