Trio Of Pro-Union Moves Threatens To Handcuff Employers

Law360, New York (February 6, 2014, 7:41 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's recently revived rule aimed at streamlining the union election process, combined with the board's Specialty Healthcare ruling and the U.S. Department of Labor's impending “persuader” regulations, could create a “perfect storm” and handcuff employers that want to fight union organizing campaigns, management-side lawyers say. 

The August 2011 Specialty Healthcare decision makes it easier for unions to use smaller “micro-unit” bargaining groups to gain a foothold, while the election rule not only would reduce employers' opportunities to communicate their views on unions to...
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