The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a request for information and comments in the Federal Register this week. The Board is requesting feedback from interested parties, including employers and unions, on the 2014 Election Rule, which modified union representation-election procedures under the Obama Administration. These rules drastically shortened the time period between when a union files to hold a union election and the election itself.
The Board has three primary questions for the public:
1.Should the 2014 Election Rule be retained without change?
2. Should the 2014 Election Rule be retained with modifications?
a. If so, what should be modified?
3. Should the 2014 Election Rule be rescinded?
a. If so, should the Board rever to the Representaion Election Regulations that were in effect
prior to the 2014 Election Rule's adoption, or should the Board make changes to the prior
b. If the Board should make change to the prior Representation Election Regulations, what
should be changed?
Complete instructions for filing responses are available on the NLRB’s website. The public has until Monday, February 12, 2018 to provide input. Our Firm will be submitting a Comment to the Board encouraging the NLRB to rescind the 2014 Election Rule. We encourage interested employers to submit comments to this important rule consideration as well. Contact an Attorney with our Firm with any questions about the 2014 Election Rule or union activities in general.