GOP Lawmakers Decry NLRB Plan To Hasten Union Votes

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT) -- Republican lawmakers on Thursday criticized a National Labor Relations Board proposal to speed up union elections, arguing it would hinder the ability of employers, particularly small businesses, to defend against organizing efforts and would interfere with worker privacy rights.

The NLRB’s plan to accelerate election deadlines would force employers to hire labor counsel, respond to union campaigning and prepare an NLRB case within a tight seven-day window, giving unions an unfair advantage and stripping workers of the right to hear all the facts before a vote,...
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