Labor Law–Res Judicata–The Applicability of Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel to Actions Brought Under Section 8(b) (4) of the National Labor Relations Act

This Note is concerned primarily with the possibility of granting preclusive effect to the Board’s determination of the issue of union liability under the section 8(b)(4) charge. Since traditional collateral estoppel principles must be adapted somewhat when applied to the Board’s procedures, the preclusive effect given to the prior determination of liability will be referred to simply as “estoppel” in order to avoid confusion with the doctrine of collateral estoppel as it was developed in the courts.