New NLRB Union Election Rules Not Needed, Attys Say

By Ben James (April 10, 2014, 8:06 PM EDT) -- Management-side lawyers warned the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday that its proposed rule to streamline the union election process threatened employers' due process rights and would translate to drawn-out postelection litigation, insisting that there was no need to change the current system. 

Heavyweights from both sides of the labor bar squared off before the five-member board in Washington, D.C., at the first of two days of public hearings on the NLRB's controversial push to change its representation case procedures, a move the agency has said will do away with needless litigation and delay.

"This proposal denies due process to employers....

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