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Unexpected Unanimity: NLRB Deals Blow to Union Solicitation of Mail Ballots and Defends Election Integrity

Posted in Elections
In a political climate fraught with partisanship, rare instances of bipartisanship and even unanimity can be welcome events.  For labor professionals on the management side, the NLRB’s June 9, 2021 decision in Professional Transportation, Inc. is likely to be doubly welcome, as the NLRB unanimously held that a union’s solicitation of mail ballots constitutes objectionable… Continue Reading

COVID-19-Related Situations Supporting Mail-Ballot Union Elections

Posted in Elections
As this blog previously discussed, the NLRB resumed union elections in April of this year after taking a short COVID-19-related hiatus in March.  Thereafter, the NLRB’s General Counsel provided suggested safety protocols for conducting in-person manual elections.  Now, the NLRB itself has spoken in its first decision on how to determine whether an election should… Continue Reading

AGC Memorandum Contains Answers to Questions from Practitioners

Posted in NLRB
Earlier this year, the Acting General Counsel met with the Practice and Procedure Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.  This meeting is an annual undertaking.  The AGC answered questions the Committee collected from labor law practitioners around the country. Earlier this month, the AGC released a memorandum (pdf) summarizing the questions that… Continue Reading

SERB Modifies Mail Ballot Procedure

Posted in SERB
In late 2009, SERB published its rules regarding the use of mail ballots in public employer labor elections.  The rules were effective in early 2010.  Accompanying the rules was a procedural summary describing how SERB intended to implement its mail ballot rule.  Mail ballots were a new procedure for SERB at the time, but one that had been used before by the… Continue Reading