Quickie Election Rules

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NLRB’s Election Rules Overhaul Sounds Alarms for Employers

In a one-two punch combination for employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued on Dec. 12, 2014, its final expedited election rules. Supporters colloquially call them “quickie” election rules while opponents...more

New NLRB Developments

As 2014 draws to a close, we wanted to provide you with a brief overview of what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been "up to" lately. ...more

NLRB: Hot For The Holidays

The National Labor Relations Board is busy — the Board came out late last week with a decision saying that employees can have access to their employers’ email systems for organizing activities under most circumstances. ...more

NLRB’s New Quickie Elections May Allow for Union Ambush Tactics

The National Labor Relations Board certainly did not wait long to take the next step in changing the landscape of union organizing to promote the success of labor interests in representation campaigns. Only one day after its...more

NLRB Re-Issues "Quickie Election" Rule In Continuous Effort to Boost Union Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is at it again. Unions are already winning close to 70% of NLRB-conducted elections. NLRB elections are already conducted quite promptly, with the median processing time being about...more

NLRB Issues Final Rule on “Quickie” Elections

On December 15, the National Labor Relations Board’s final rule amending the current procedures for handling union representation elections (which has become known as the “quickie” or “ambush” election rule) was published in...more

NLRB Issues “Quickie” Election Rules

After an unsuccessful effort to implement new election rules in 2011, the NLRB has now re-issued election rules that would substantially speed up the existing union election process....more

NLRB Adopts Expedited Election Rules, Effective April 15, 2015

After a series of false starts, on December 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) adopted a 733-page final rule (“Final Rule”) that will significantly change the Board’s longstanding union election...more

NLRB Publishes Final Rule Revising Union Election Procedures

The National Labor Relations Board has again issued its final rule revising union election procedures, which will greatly shorten the time between when the union files an election petition and when the election is held. This...more

The NLRB Issues its Long-Anticipated "Quickie Election" Rule, Making Union Organizing Faster and Easier

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") published its long-anticipated Final Rule on "quickie elections." The Final Rule, which is scheduled to go into effect on April 14, 2015, significantly tilts...more

NLRB Adopts Final "Quickie" Elections Rule

On December 12, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it is adopting amendments to its rules and regulations for the conduct of representation elections. These elections are known as “Quickie Elections” or...more

NLRB Final Rule: “Quickie” Elections are Now Reality

As anticipated, on December 12, 2014 the NLRB announced that the final “Quickie” Election Rule will be published in the Federal Register on December 15, 2014 and will take effect on April 14, 2015. Among other changes, the...more

NLRB's Finalizes Quickie Election Rules for April Implementation's

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has finally implemented its long awaited “quickie election” rules, which will speed up union elections while requiring employers to turn over personal email addresses and telephone...more

Final ‘Ambush Election’ Rules Issued by the NLRB May Place Employers at a Disadvantage in the Election Process

On Dec. 12, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it will issue the long-anticipated “ambush election” rules on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The new rules, adopted by a divided NLRB split along party lines,...more

NLRB “Modernizes” Procedures

The NLRB has adopted comprehensive changes to the procedures for representation elections under the NLRA. Some changes, such as the ability to file documents electronically, clearly bring Board election procedures into this...more

NLRB Issues Final Election Rules Revision

As anticipated, the National Labor Relations Board today made public its final revised election rules. The new rules will become effective 120 days following their publication in the Federal Register. The publication date is...more

Quickie Elections and You: What Employers Need to Know about NLRB’s Proposed Rule Changes

In 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued proposed changes to its election rules for the purposes of speeding up the election process. These so-called “quickie” election rules were adopted by...more

Revitalized National Labor Relations Board Sets An Aggressive Course

The National Labor Relations Board is now operating at full strength with five Board members who were properly nominated and confirmed. As a result, employers should expect increased activity as the Board seeks to make up for...more

NLRB’S “Quickie” Election Rule Makes Quick Return

You may recall the NLRB’s “quickie” election rule that was in effect in May 2012, and struck down on procedural grounds on May 14, 2012 in Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. v. NLRB, 879 F.Supp.2d 18 (D.C. Cir. 2012). Now that...more

NLRB Re-Issues Controversial "Quickie" Union Election Rule

On February 5, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") re-issued its controversial “quickie” election rule. As you may recall, that rule, which was opposed by employer groups, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and...more

Here We Go Again: The NLRB Resurrects “Quickie Election” Rule

On February 4, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) announced that it was issuing proposed amendments to the rules governing union representation elections. The proposed amendments are identical to the changes...more

NLRB 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Initiatives

Key labor law developments of 2013 are reviewed here for employers to consider as they look ahead to National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) developments in 2014. Employers should prepare to respond to the NLRB's continued...more

It’s Back... Are “Quickie” Elections On The Horizon Again?

On February 5, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it was again issuing amendments to its rules and regulations for the conduct of representation elections. The new rules are virtually the same as...more

NLRB Issues New Proposed “Quickie” Election Rules

After an unsuccessful effort to implement new election rules in 2011, the NLRB has issued proposed election rules that would substantially speed up the existing union election process....more

NLRB Reissues Rules to Expedite and Streamline Representation Elections

The National Labor Relations Board has moved quickly to reissue proposed representative election rules identical to the rules the board proposed in 2011. Last month, the NLRB rescinded the original proposal, which had...more

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