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13 Nov 2015 What Is It Really Like To Deal With The NLRB’s New Quickie Election Rules (Part 1)

By now most people have heard about the fact that the Obama NLRB has changed the union election landscape with new “quickie election” rules that are designed to help unions win more elections.   But many readers may be wondering what the practical impact of these rules really are. Having spent a part of the summer dealing with two union election petitions, I wanted to share some of the biggest issues these new rules raise for…

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09 Jun 2015 The Aftermath of “Ambush” Elections – Union Petitions Increase, Median Time to Election Decreases During First Month of Controversial Rule

As we have previously covered, the NLRB’s controversial “ambush” or “quickie” election rules went into effect April 14 of this year after a protracted legal battle. According to the NLRB, the controversial rules were intended to “streamline and modernize the representation case process and eliminate unnecessary litigation and delay.” But for many employers, the rules seem to be an unnecessary acceleration of the election process — one that unions have embraced to their advantage.  …

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14 Apr 2015 They’re Here — New NLRB “Quickie” Election Rules Go Into Effect Today

After literally years of litigation and controversy, the NLRB’s “quickie” election rules go into effect beginning today.  This is despite recent efforts from both Congress and employer groups in the courts to derail the rules once again.   The Board’s website has been updated to provide access to the new forms and procedures, and the Board is already publicizing the changes through social media, encouraging workers and unions to file petitions electronically.   See our…

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10 Apr 2015 New NLRB “Quickie” Election Rules – Insights and Materials from Region 7 Information/Training Session

Yesterday, Region 7 of the NLRB conducted an information session regarding the NLRB’s new election rules that will go into effect next Tuesday, April 14, 2015.  As we have previously covered, the new rules make several changes to the NLRB procedures that appear to be intended to reduce the time it takes to get to an election after a representation petition is filed.  As part of its presentation, Region 7 provided certain materials including the…

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