In August 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”) significantly changed its procedures when employees are seeking representation by a union. First, the Board enacted its “Representation-Case Procedures” rule or “2023 Election Rule,” which, among other changes, expedites the timing of an election after a petition for election has been filed. […]
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National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) Jennifer Abruzzo is taking aggressive positions designed to help unions be more successful in organizing. The GC is the agency’s top lawyer. While she can’t unilaterally change the law, she can argue prior precedent was wrongly decided and urge the present union-friendly NLRB members to change the […]
After years of declining membership, unions are redoubling their efforts to sell their product (membership) to new customers. While they have long targeted grocery stores like Kroger and SuperValu, they are now moving into the so-called “new economy” by zeroing in on employers like Amazon and Starbucks.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently announced new rules for representation case procedures that will come as welcome news to employers.
Now that the U.S. Senate has confirmed attorney John Ring for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employers can expect the NLRB to continue trying to roll back some controversial rulings from the Obama-era Board—and ward off possible conflict-of-interest problems.
The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision to seek public input on the controversial 2014 rule that sped up the union election process is likely to result in the rescission of the rule, according to an attorney who keeps a close watch on the Board’s actions. On December 14, the NLRB announced that it would […]
by Richard I. Lehr —“I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, lookin’ for love in too many faces, searchin’ their eyes and lookin’ for traces of what I’m dreamin’ of.” The song “Looking for Love,” written by Wanda Mallette, aptly describes the circumstances of organized labor. Despite labor’s political expenditures and substantial […]
by Martin J. Regimbal Workers at the Nissan auto plant in Canton, Mississippi, rejected a unionization effort by the United Auto Workers (UAW) on August 3-4, leaving intact the union’s record of unsuccessful organizing attempts at foreign-owned auto plants in the South. The UAW has never fully organized a foreign-owned auto plant in the South, […]
by Tony Puckett Union election petitions and quicker elections have been the immediate effect of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new election rules, which took effect April 14. The new rules were intended to speed up the election process through quicker deadlines and delaying some hearings on certain issues until after the election. Unions […]
The much ballyhooed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule shortening the process leading up to unionization elections is now in force, leaving employers scrambling to figure out how best to protect their interests. One bit of advice: Focus on supervisor training. Supervisors are the employer’s eyes and ears among employees, according to Kevin C. McCormick […]