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New Rule on Election Procedures will Speed Up Union Elections

Posted in NLRB, Union Organizing
The NLRB has, after much anticipation, issued its “ambush election” or “quickie election” final rule.  A summary of the major provision in the rules can be found here.   The rulemaking, which followed a long and tortured procedural path, is a major overhaul of the procedures used to conduct secret ballot, union elections. These elections are an important… Continue Reading

Union Supporters’ Threats Do Not Invalidate Election

Posted in Union Organizing
Union elections are supposed to be conducted in an atmosphere free of threats and coercion. This allows employees to make a free and informed choice about whether they want a Union to represent them for purposes of collective bargaining. Given these principles, therefore, even a labor professional might be surprised at a recent decision from the NLRB.… Continue Reading

Senate Confirms NLRB Appointments

Posted in NLRB
The U.S. Senate voted yesterday to confirm all of President Obama’s nominees to the NLRB.  The Democratic nominees were confirmed on a roll call vote, while the Republican nominees were confirmed on a voice vote.  Thus, for the first time in nearly a decade, the NLRB will have five full members, all confirmed by the… Continue Reading

What a Week! An Update on the NLRB Appointments

Posted in NLRB
Hobbled by controversy over the political appointees that run the NLRB, last week brought news that the agency may not be on the road to recovery anytime soon. In twin developments, occuring on the same day last week, actions by the courts and the Congress demonstrated the tough political road ahead for the NLRB. In… Continue Reading

President Obama Announces NLRB Nominations

Posted in NLRB
President Obama announced his intention today to nominate three individuals to the NLRB. The President’s action comes at a time when the authority of the NLRB to act in cases and rulemaking activities is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and when only one of the sitting NLRB members has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The… Continue Reading