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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

Employees Organized by Card Check Recognition Must Wait 6-12 Months to Decertify; 45 Day Window Period Overruled

Posted in NLRB
By Nelson Cary and Brad Gibson With the current NLRB, it is good to be a labor union around Labor Day.  Last year, the NLRB handed out an expanded right to engage in "bannering" without running afoul of the NLRA.  This year, the NLRB relieved unions, and the employers who voluntarily recognize them, of the possibility… Continue Reading

NLRB Sues Arizona Over Secret Ballot Law; South Dakota Next

Posted in Legislation, NLRB
Fresh off his controversial decision to challenge Boeing for deciding to locate a new manufacturing facility in South Carolina instead of utilizing its existing unionized workforce in Washington, the NLRB’s Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon has announced a federal lawsuit against Arizona.  At issue is an amendment to the state’s constitution that Arizona voters approved only… Continue Reading

NLRB Threatens States with Lawsuit on Secret Ballot Amendments

Posted in EFCA, NLRB
Previously, Vorys on Labor reported on several state ballot initiatives that advanced amendments to state constitutions.  The amendments purported to protect the right to a secret ballot in any election, including a labor election.  These amendments passed by substantial margins in Utah, South Dakota, South Carolina, and Arizona — everywhere they were on the ballot. As the… Continue Reading