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Labor Board Suspends All Union Elections Indefinitely

March 19, 2020, 7:45 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has suspended all workplace union elections because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The NLRB decided yesterday to suspend all in-person elections that were already scheduled to happen before April 1, while allowing voting via mail ballots if a business and union agree on that process. The latest directive, announced Thursday, suspends all union elections through at least April 3, and could be extended depending on circumstances.

The indefinite postponement of all elections is likely to further hamper ongoing organizing and unionization efforts.

“The Board deems this action necessary to ensure the health and safety of...

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