No Edge For Unions After NLRB Rule Cuts Election Time

By Aaron Vehling (November 18, 2015, 12:37 PM EST) -- The National Labor Relations Board's controversial union election rule has shortened the median time for elections proceedings, as critics predicted, with data showing a 40 percent drop to about three weeks since its April 14 effective date, but the shorter time frame hasn't led to greater wins for unions, according to NLRB data. 

From April 14 to Oct. 13 of this year, the rule's first six months in effect, the median number of days between the filing of a petition for an election and the election itself was 23, compared to 38 in that same period in 2014, according to data...

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