John N. Raudabaugh
Reed Larson Professor of Labor Law
- JD, 1977, University of Virginia School of Law
- MS, Labor Economics, 1974, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University
- BS, Labor Economics, 1968, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise
- Professor Raudabaugh teaches labor law and a labor law practicum. He practiced law for nearly 40 years in the areas of labor law, employee relations, comparative labor and employment law, international labor standards, social responsibility initiatives and compliance, strategic counseling, appropriate unit design, collective bargaining and arbitration, union organizing and corporate campaigns, representation and unfair labor practice litigation, and strikes and injunction proceedings and related litigation. He represents employees before the U.S. National Labor Relations Board and federal appellate courts as staff attorney with the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation.
Professor Raudabaugh served as an Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Senior Admiral in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. He was nominated by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate and served as a Member of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board. He practiced labor law in nationally and internationally recognized law firms, represented U.S. employers at the International Labor Organization, assisted the U.S. State Department in international discussions regarding trade agreements and labor law compliance and in advising foreign governments regarding domestic labor law.
Honors and Professional Affiliations
- American, District of Columbia, Georgia, and Michigan Bar Associations.
- University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and University of Virginia Alumni Associations.
- Senior Advisor, Federalist Society Labor and Employment Practice Group
- “Labored Law: Bilateralism or Pluralism, Ossification or Reformation?,” 87 Indiana L.J. 105 (2012).
- Response on behalf of Society for Human Resource Management to U.S. National Labor Relations Board’s December 22, 2010 Notification of Proposed Rulemaking Governing Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act.
- Amicus Brief on behalf of Center for Union Facts regarding right of access to employer private property by nonemployees.
- Amicus Brief on behalf of United States Senator Orrin G. Hatch regarding voluntary recognition bar and card-check.
- Amicus Brief on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers and 41 additional trade associations regarding voluntary recognition bar and card-check.
- Response on behalf of Society for Human Resource Management to U.S. Department of Labor’s March 19, 2010 Notification of Proposed Rulemaking implementing Presidential Executive Order 13495, “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.”
- Response on behalf of Society for Human Resource Management to U.S. Department of Labor’s August 3, 2009 Notification of Proposed Rulemaking implementing Presidential Executive Order 13496, “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws.”
- “Labor’s Law Reform,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.
- Statement of John N. Raudabaugh, “Protecting Private Ballot Rights for American Workers,” U.S. Senate Republican Conference.
- Statement of John N. Raudabaugh, “NLRB Representation Elections and Initial Collective Bargaining Agreements: Safeguarding Workers’ Rights?” U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations.
- “National Labor Relations Board 2007 Year in Review: Fueling Union’s Demand for Euro-Centric Labor Law Reform,” CCH Labor Law Journal, Spring 2008, pp. 16–25.
- “Employee Free Choice Act…or…Global Outsourcing Act?” 2007.
- “Contract Modification and Unilateral Change—Bath Iron Works,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.
- Statement of John N. Raudabaugh, “Secret Ballot Protection Act of 2004,” U.S. House Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.
- Amicus Brief on behalf of U.S. House of Representatives Chairman and Ranking Republican Members of Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding card-check agreement.
- “Foreward,” A Guide to Sources of Information on the National Labor Relations Board.
- “Employee Voting Rights: Industrial Stability vs. Employee Free Choice,” ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.
- “Electromation: An Opportunity Lost or Just Postponed?” Chapter 29, Non-Union Employee Representation.
- “Employee Relations Law Reform,” Industrial Relations Research Associations 50th Anniversary Volume, Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship.
- “One Former Board Member’s Recommended Changes to the National Labor Relations Act,” IRRA.
- “80th Anniversary of the National Labor Relations Act – Time to Evaluate and Renovate,” 2015 National Lawyers Convention, Federalist Society, Speaker.
- “Recess Appointments: Implications of Noel Canning,” 2013 National Lawyers Convention, Federalist Society, Speaker.
- “Unionizing Through Regulation,” Heritage Foundation, Speaker.
- “Labor and Employment Law under the Obama Administration,” Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Speaker.
- “Organized Labor and the Obama Administration,” 2011 National Lawyers Convention, Federalist Society, Speaker.
- “Avoiding the National Labor Relations Board,” Nixon Peabody, LLP Webinar; Speaker.
- “HR’s Response to New Union Organizing: Countering Social Media, Employee Handbooks and EFCA-lite,” M. Lee Smith; Speaker.
- “New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board,” Scotuscast, Federalist Society.
- “Bargaining With Unions: Effective Techniques for Today’s Unique Issues, Including Healthcare Reform,” American Conference Institute; Speaker.
- “Labor’s Law Reform,” Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers; Speaker.
- “Ensuring Employee Free Choice—Learning from the Canadian Experience,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Speaker.
- “Rethinking Sourcing Strategies—The Impact of New and Proposed Labor and Immigration Laws on Outsourcing and Offshoring,” Sourcing Interests Group; Speaker.
- “The Employee Free Choice Act: Who Benefits?” audio event, Federalist Society.
- “Labor and Employee Relations Law Outlook,” The Knowledge Congress; Speaker.
- “Impact of Labor Reform Legislation on Outsourcing and Offshoring,” Everest Research Institute; Speaker.
- “Re-unionizing America—EFCA, RESPECT, PATRIOT…and MORE!,” SHRM Annual Legislative Conference; Speaker.
- “Labor Law Changes in the Obama Administration,” LERA; Speaker.
- “The Proposed Employee Free Choice Act: Be Prepared for a New “New Deal,” Global Auto Industry; Speaker.
- Guangzhou and Shanghai, China, U.S.—China Labor Law Cooperation Project, Center for China Employment and Labor Relations, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan, U.S. Department of Labor and China Ministry of Labor and Social Security; Lecturer.
- “The National Labor Relations Board: Past, Present, and Future,” National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation; Speaker.
- “Employee Free Choice Act…or Global Outsourcing Act?” Federalist Society; Speaker.
- “Organized Labor’s Campaign for Survival and Resurgence,” Uniform & Textile Service Association, Annual Convention; Speaker.