IWLA joined the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace to speak out against rules proposed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The comments were aimed at the regulatory actions designed to decrease the communication between employers and employees via “ambush elections” and force employers to provide union officials the private personal information of employees.
According to the CDW statement, Chairman Geoffrey Burr said, “There continues to be no merit in eroding workplace rights, when current NLRB statistics show that the median time between a petition filing and the election is 38 days. Moreover, 94 percent of elections occur within 56 days. Union bosses are already winning 65 percent of elections, so the desperate attempt to deny employees a thoughtful process is just unfair.”
The CDW report urges NLRB to reassess the proposed rule concluding: “The Board’s Proposed Rule, if adopted, would do violence to many of the Board’s statutory mandates under the Act, and it would impose unrealistic and inflexible requirements on employers and employees. The Proposed Rule, if adopted, would also lay the foundation for dysfunctional bargaining relationships, and equally dysfunctional union membership arrangements in which much larger numbers of employees – uninformed during the election campaign – become disillusioned with their unions, their employers and the NLRB-mandated process that thrust union membership upon them.” Read the entire report.