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NLRB releases ‘quickie union election’ rule

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NLRB releases guidance for new 'ambush' election rules

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released guidance on how its new, controversial "ambush" election rules will work, and the procedures are as bad as many employers feared.

The new rules, taking effect on April 14, 2015, dramatically speed up the time between initial filing of a union election petition and actual balloting. In the past, that generally took more than a month. Now it can hqappen in as few as 13 days.

Critics say this stacks the decks against employers that want their workplaces to remain union-free because it provides little time to persuade employees to vote agaisnt union represenation.

The new guidance memorandum from the NLRB's general counsel also allows electronic filing of election petitions, imposes new posting requirements on employers and requires employers to share detailed contact information on all employees eli...(register to read more)

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