AFL-CIO Sues To Block Changes To Union Election Rules

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 8:23 PM EDT) -- A new National Labor Relations Board rule that retools union election procedures will make it less likely that workers' wishes are truly carried out, according to an AFL-CIO lawsuit filed Wednesday that asks a judge to block it two weeks before it's scheduled to go into effect.

The labor board's notice of proposed rulemaking in August 2019 relied on flawed data that it never corrected during the rulemaking process, even after the labor federation flagged the problems during the rule's notice-and-comment period, the AFL-CIO said. By failing to provide accurate information to support its proposed changes to election procedures, the board...

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