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Unions hit the gas: New ‘ambush’ rules cause spike in elections

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On April 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dramatically shortened the election periods for union campaigns. The result since then: a 30% increase in union petitions for elections over the same period last year, said attorney Mike Lotito of Littler Mendelson.

With less time to respond to campaigns, more employers are going on the offensive and talking to new hires about the downside of unionization. “You have a fundamental decision now about how you want to talk to new employees about unions,” Lotito said.

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