Bloomberg Law
Aug. 9, 2019, 12:46 PMUpdated: Aug. 9, 2019, 8:07 PM

Latest Trump NLRB Rulemaking Push Focuses on Union Elections (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The federal labor board has proposed changing three of its rules for bringing in or kicking out unions as workers’ exclusive bargaining representatives.

In plans made public Aug. 9, the National Labor Relations Board will use administrative rulemaking to reshape its “blocking charge” policy to prevent unions from stopping decertification votes by accusing employers of election interference. Under the board’s proposal, votes would proceed but the ballots would be impounded pending the resolution of charges.

The NLRB’s proposed rule also would amend the “voluntary recognition bar,” which currently makes workers wait at least six months before they can file decertification ...

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