NLRB Re-issues Proposed Amendments to ‘Ambush’ Election Regulation

labor-relations-ruleThe U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) re-issued regulations governing representation-case procedures under its National Labor Relations Act, which were first proposed in June 2011. Representation-case procedures, also known as “ambush” elections, give more leeway to union organizing in companies through accelerated elections while denying employers the opportunity to address the union’s position prior to elections.

The latest proposal places employers at a disadvantage toward battling union organizations, says IWLA Washing Representative Pat O’Connor. IWLA supports the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its actions to challenge the ruling in Federal Court once again. (See the first attempt to challenge this ruling in Federal Court.)The chamber is in the process of submitting comments by the April 7 NLRB hearing. More updates to come.

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