NLRB Rule Ups Ante For Cos. Seeking To Fend Off Unions

By Ben James (December 15, 2014, 6:25 PM EST) -- Employers that want to stay union-free in 2015 will need to mount ongoing anti-organizing campaigns and take proactive steps to address any workplace dissatisfaction that could lead to a union petition in light of the National Labor Relations Board's newly finalized rule to streamline the union election process, lawyers say.

Business groups are expected to take to the courts to assail the rule, which was published in the Federal Register on Monday. That strategy has proved successful in the past, with challenges to an NLRB rule requiring employers to post notices apprising workers of their right to unionize as well as a...

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