CDW Files Amicus Brief on NLRB’s Contract Bar Doctrine

Washington, D.C. – On October 8, CDW filed an amicus brief with the NLRB in Mountaire Farms, Inc, a case examining the Board’s contract bar doctrine.

In our brief we explain that the Board’s contract bar doctrine is no longer necessary to establish and maintain stability in labor relations and in actuality impairs employee freedom of choice in a manner that conflicts with the National Labor Relations Act. CDW encourages the Board to rescind the current doctrine or modify it to shorten the bar period and lengthen the time during which employees can challenge a union’s majority status before, during, and/or after collective bargaining for a new agreement.