St. Louis Partner Jerry Hunter was quoted Aug. 9 by Law360 concerning a series of proposed policies unveiled recently by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) relating to union representation. Of the three policy modifications combined into the proposed rule released Aug. 9, the NLRB’s shift to a less union-friendly approach on blocking charges “is probably the most significant and potentially impactful of the three,” said Hunter, a former NLRB general counsel. Blocking charges are generally filed by a union in a NLRB representation or election case wherein the union alleges that the employer illegally coerced or discriminated against employees, which results in the NLRB blocking or putting the election on hold.