NLRB’s “quickie election” rule in effect

Federal judge denies request to enjoin new expedited-election rule

As of yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) contentious “quickie election” rule is in effect.

On Dec. 21, 2011, the then two Democratic members of the NLRB—Chairman Mark Pearce and Craig Becker—approved changes to union representation election procedures that shortened the election time frame from 56 days to 30 days. The board claims the shortened time frame will minimize unnecessary litigation, but Republicans and business interests contend that the change gives unions an unfair advantage because it increases the likelihood that unions will win elections, which is disconcerting to employers.

Ashley Post

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