Bloomberg Law
Free Newsletter Sign Up
Login
BROWSE
Bloomberg Law
Welcome
Login
Advanced Search Go
Free Newsletter Sign Up

Surge in Union Petitions, Unfair Labor Practice Cases Hits NLRB

April 6, 2022, 8:35 PM

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 ...