NLRB Proposes “Quickie” Union Elections

more+
less-

On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules that would significantly shorten the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election date. Under current rules, 95 percent of all initial elections are conducted within 56 days of the filing of the petition. In fact, in 2010, initial elections were conducted in a median time of 38 days from the filing of the petition. Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon has recently described this achievement as “outstanding.” Yet, the Democrat majority of the Board, by administrative fiat, seeks to impose organized labor’s much-sought-after “quickie election” option. Under the proposed rules, most disputes concerning the eligibility or inclusion of voters that might affect the results of the election would be deferred until after the election. The result would be that a union election could be held as early as 10 to 21 days after an election petition has been filed.

With the shortened time between petition and election, employers would have less time to express their views about unions and collective bargaining. Thus, employees would not be able to make an informed decision on union representation based upon information from both the employer and the union.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

more+
less-

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.
×
Loading...
×
×