Yesterday, Lafe E. Solomon, Acting General Counsel, issued a summary of operations for Fiscal Year 2011. The Office of General Counsel is composed of six major components responsible for various casehandling, administrative and personnel functions. Those components are: the Division of Operations-Management and Regional Offices, the Division of Advice, the Division of Enforcement Litigation, the Division of Administration, the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and the Office of Employee Development.
Among the report’s nuggets:
- 91.7% of all union initial elections were conducted within 56 days of the filing of the petition.
- A 93% settlement rate was achieved in the Regional Offices in meritorious unfair labor practice cases.
- The Regional Offices won 87% of Board and Administrative Law Judge unfair labor practice and compliance decisions in whole or in part.
- A total of $60,514,922 was recovered on behalf of employees as backpay or reimbursement of fees, dues, and fines with 1,644 employees offered reinstatement.
If things are so wonderful at the Board, one is left to wonder why the Board seems so intent on changing the way it has operated for the last 60 years.