NLRB Rule Shift Praised By Labor, Panned By GOP Member

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT) -- The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday proposed a rule to streamline its union election process to reduce delays, a move that drew praise from labor unions as well as a spirited dissent from the board's only Republican member.

The proposed rule aims to fix flaws in the board's current pre- and post-election procedures that result in unnecessary delays, allow for wasteful litigation and don't take advantage of modern communication technologies, according to the NLRB. A notice of proposed rulemaking will be published in the Federal...
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