NLRB’s New Quickie Election Rules May Tilt Scales Towards Unions

balance-147053_1280The “quickie election” rules were originally proposed two years ago, but were narrowly rejected by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when the majority of its five members were appointees of President George W. Bush. ¬†Today the majority are President Obama appointees, and the rules were adopted 3-2, along party lines.

From the majority’s perspective, the new rules will allow the NLRB “to more effectively administer the¬†National Labor Relations Act by modernizing its rules in light of modern technology, making its procedures more transparent and uniform across regions, and eliminating unnecessary litigation and delay.”

Here’s what will change on April 14.

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