NLRB Concerned It May Lose Quorum; Will Vote On Proposed Election Procedure Rule Amid Signs Of Board Member Conflict

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We have written in the past about the National Labor Relations Board's proposed rule to streamline the union election process. On November 18, the NLRB announced that it has scheduled a vote for November 30 on whether to adopt only portions of the proposed rule and to defer the rest of the proposed changes for further consideration. In a press release, the NLRB explained that it was moving forward on portions of the proposed rule due to the possibility that it may soon lose a quorum when Member Becker's recess appointment expires at the end of the current congressional session. The NLRB's press release claims that the November 30 proceedings will be limited to consideration of several provisions designed to reduce unnecessary litigation in the election process....

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