Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2022, 8:35 PM

Surge in Union Petitions, Unfair Labor Practice Cases Hits NLRB

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board has seen a spike in new cases over the past six months, even as the agency’s top lawyer says it needs a cash injection from Congress to fulfill its mission.

Union election petitions jumped by 57% in the first half of fiscal year 2021 compared to the previous six months, the NLRB announced Wednesday. Unfair labor practice charges have increased by 14% during that period.

“Right now, there is a surge in labor activity nationwide, with workers organizing and filing petitions for more union elections than they have in the last ten years,” NLRB General ...