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Union Elections Hang in the Balance as NLRB Ponders Vote by Mail

Oct. 7, 2020, 4:56 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has halted more mail-in union elections than it’s allowed in recent months despite the coronavirus pandemic, issuing last-minute orders that indefinitely delayed votes already scheduled.

While the board had been broadly supportive of mail-ballot elections, it has stopped five elections since late August while allowing just four to proceed, one of which was a vote to eject an existing union, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis. The NLRB has yet to rule on how those suspended elections will proceed, although it sent one case back to a regional director. The ballots in three of the ...