Bloomberg Law
March 7, 2020, 4:49 AM

AFL-CIO Sues Trump Administration Over Union Elections Rule

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The world’s largest labor group is suing to try to block a Trump administration rule likely to make it harder for unions to organize.

The AFL-CIO on Friday asked a federal district court in Washington, D.C. to shoot down a new National Labor Relations Board regulation that would revise the union election process. The rule, slated to take effect April 16, is expected to slow down union elections at private workplaces by giving employers more power to oppose the contests on legal grounds before workers go to the ballot box and after the votes are cast.

“Should it take effect, ...

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