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Labor Board Rule to Speed Up Union Elections Shows Mixed Results

May 2, 2017, 5:05 PM


The National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie” election rule has sped up workplace unionization drives, but it’s not necessarily giving unions an unfair advantage, as some predicted.

The new representation election rule was implemented in 2015 in an effort to streamline the union elections process. It has indeed had some of the expected effects that caused employers grief when it was announced, at least according to data from Fisher Phillips.

Union representation elections ...