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ANALYSIS: Listing NLRB Winners, Losers in Q2 State of the Unions

Aug. 21, 2019, 11:52 AM

The National Labor Relations Board’s midyear election results are in, and it looks like more of the same for union organizing efforts: Labor continues to win an ever-growing share of an ever-shrinking field of opportunities.

The NLRB oversaw 329 representation elections in the second quarter. While this represents a large upturn in activity from the first-quarter’s total of 249, it wasn’t enough to reverse the overall downward trend in union organizing.

According to calculations in Bloomberg Law’s just-released NLRB Election Statistics report, there were 578 representation elections in first-half 2019, down from 621 in first-half 2018. Unions were successful in ...