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NLRB Proposes Amendments To Election Rules

Published by on July 18, 2011

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the pre-election and post-election procedures for union organization.  More after the break.  The most significant effect of the proposed changes for employers is that the length of time between when an election petition is filed and the election date will […]

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the pre-election and post-election procedures for union organization.  More after the break.

 The most significant effect of the proposed changes for employers is that the length of time between when an election petition is filed and the election date will be shortened. This period of time is important for employers because it is usually the only opportunity for the employer to make its views about unionization known to employees. Under the proposed changes, a pre-election hearing would be held within seven (7) days of the filing of the election petition, and a post-election hearing within fourteen (14) days after the tally of ballots. After an election has been directed, employers would only have two (2) days to file a final voter list, including phone numbers and email addresses of eligible voters. The current regulations allow for seven (7) days and only require employers to provide voter names and home addresses.

The proposed amendments can be found here.

UPDATE 7.19.2011:  Washington Post story on business opposition to the proposed rules can be found here.

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