Today Lafe Solomon, Acting General Counsel, National Labor Relations Board, released the annual "Summary of Operations" for Fiscal Year 2012. The report focuses mainly on the statistical accomplishments of the Board for FY 2012, and highlights that:
- 93.9% of all initial representation elections were held within 56 days of the filing of the petition (up from 91.7% last year);
- Initial elections in union representation elections were conducted in a media of 38 days from the filing of the petition;
- 97% of the 37 10(j) petitions litigated in federal district court resulted in a satisfactory settlement or substantial victory;
- Regional offices settled 91% of the unfair labor practice charges that were deemed by the regional office to have merit (down from 93%);
- Regional offices won in whole or in part 90.1% of the unfair labor practice and compliance cases before administrative law judges (up from 87%); and
- $44,316,059 was recovered on behalf of employees as backpay or reimbursement of fees, dues, and fines.
AGC Solomon also noted that the Agency exceed two out of three of its "overarching casehandling goals," closing:
- 84.5% of all representation cases within 100 days (target 85.2%),
- 72.7% of all unfair labor practice cases within 120 days (target 72.0%), and
- 83.8% of all meritorious unfair labor practice cases within 365 days (target 80.3%).
As he described 2011 in last year’s report, AGC Solomon labeled 2012 as "another successful fiscal year enforcing the National Labor Relations Act," and "another year of excellent casehandling performance" in his introductory letter.