Labor Board Proposes Rule For “Quickie Elections”

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The National Labor Relations Board, in the most significant change in the union-election rules in decades,  has moved forward with its efforts to force "quickie elections" on employers through rulemaking. The proposed rule would reduce the amount of time between the filing of a petition and the election from about 42 days now to 10 days. 12,203 unfair labor charges were filed against employers in 2009 alleging that employers pressured workers during the time leading to an election.  A shorter campaign is meant to reduce the amount of time employers have to engage in such tactics. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued  a Fact Sheet On Quickie Elections detailing the proposed rules and how they would change the current process.

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