On Thursday, the NLRB won its first courtroom victory in connection with its “ambush” or “quickie” election rule, which went into effect earlier this month.
Employers concerned about the NLRB’s new “ambush” election rules have rightfully protested that the new procedures make it easier and faster for unions to hold an election certifying the union as the exclusive bargaining representative of employees.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a final rule amending its representation–case procedures.
On April 14, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules (Election Rules) went into effect. As discussed in a prior GT Alert, the NLRB adopted the new rules by a 3-2 vote with the two Republican NLRB members dissenting.
I was on my high school track team. My favorite race was the 100-yard dash. I distinctly remember practicing how to spring quickly out of the starting line blocks when the gun fired.
With President Obama’s veto of Congressional action seeking to bar the implementation of the NLRB’s proposed “ambush election” rules, unless a court enjoins the effective date of the rules in one (or both) of the lawsuits currently pending that challenge the rules, on April 14, new rules will go into effect governing the filing and processing of union election petitions (see our post here discussing some of the details of these new rules).
The NLRB’s controversial “quickie election” rule is slated to take effect April 14, 2015. That’s next week!
Monday Morning Regulatory Review – 4/6/15: Cyber-Threat Executive Order; NLRB Elections Rule; Drones & Privacy; And Confined Spaces in Construction
Issues on the periphery of regulatory practice highlighted the last week. The President of the United States (POTUS) unleashed financial regulation resources against cyber-threats by applying regulations and enforcement processes that have historically been used to combat foreign regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
In an unsurprising move, earlier today President Obama vetoed a measure put forward by House and Senate Republicans under the auspices of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would have invalidated the National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election” procedures.