Bloomberg Law
Dec. 13, 2019, 1:55 PMUpdated: Dec. 13, 2019, 4:24 PM

Union Elections Slower, More Complex Under NLRB Changes (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board modified its procedures for union elections, extending deadlines and adding steps to a process that had been shortened and streamlined during the Obama administration.

The NLRB announced Dec. 13 more than a dozen changes to its election procedures. The amendments call for suspending a union election to resolve disputes over whether the bargaining unit is appropriate, and holding off on certifying a union victory while an employer’s request to challenge the win is pending.

The board said it issued the changes through a final rule—without going through the full rulemaking process—"pursuant to its authority to ...

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