Bloomberg Law
Jan. 3, 2020, 11:14 AM

More Labor Law Charges Possible Under NLRB Union Election Rule

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

Union elections could see more allegations of unlawful employer conduct as a result of the National Labor Relations Board’s recently issued rule to extend the union election process, some board watchers said.

Employers were charged with violating federal law in about four out of 10 union election campaigns supervised by the NLRB in 2016 and 2017, according to a recent study by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. Those elections were conducted under procedures the Obama-era board amended, which tightened deadlines and streamlined procedures.

The Trump administration board extended several deadlines and added additional steps for union elections in its rule ...

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