'Streamlining' Union Organizing Campaigns

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 3:31 PM EST) -- On Nov. 30, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board voted 2-1 to advance proposed rules to expedite the current union election process. The proposed rules will be drafted in final form for eventual publication in the Federal Register and re-voted by the board. Uncertainty lingers, however, because the final vote must occur before the expiration of member Craig Becker’s recess appointment when Congress adjourns for the year.

While these rules are not as dramatic as originally offered by the board, they would (1) effectively minimize an...
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