One of two lawsuits challenging the National Labor Relations Board’s authority to issue the expedited election rules that took effect on April 14, 2015, has now been dismissed by Judge Robert L. Pitman of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin. In his 27 page decision, Judge Pitman that
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Worse Than Feared … NLRB Reports First Month of Ambush Election Rules Yields More Petitions, Dramatically Quicker Elections
A couple weeks ago we provided anecdotal reports from several NLRB Regional Directors that after one month the new Ambush Election Rules union elections were being held in considerably less time, with the Regional Directors claiming elections were being scheduled between 25-30 days. Last week, according to BNA’s Daily Labor Report and Law360, the NLRB…
NLRB’s Expedited Election Rules Favor Labor, Not Employers
In our new Act Now Advisory, “NLRB Adopts Expedited Election Rules, Effective April 15, 2015,” we report on the National Labor Relations Board’s new rules for representation elections. These rules will substantially shorten the time between the point when a union files a petition for a vote and the timing of the vote, severely limit…
Videos Posted: Kara Maciel Speaks at NRLB Meeting on Ambush Election Rules
As we reported on April 14, in “NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting,” our colleague Kara M. Maciel spoke on behalf of the National Grocers Association, on three separate panels.
See below for the videos, or visit the NLRB channel on Youtube.
NLRB Receives Spirited Debate Over Ambush Election Rules During Public Meeting
For 2 days, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) heard from speakers on its proposed rules to accelerate the processing of union representation petitions and quicken the timing of elections. The speakers ranged from several labor unions, including the UFCW, SEIU, CWA and AFL-CIO as well as a number of trade associations, including National Federation…
NLRB Public Meeting: Kara Maciel to Speak on Ambush Election Rules
Our colleague Kara Maciel will speak on behalf of EBG client, National Grocers Association (“NGA”), at the National Labor Relations Board’s public meeting, scheduled for April 10-11, 2014 regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on the “ambush election” representation procedures.
The panels will address the following topics:
- Panel B.2: Requirement for written statement
NLRB Seeks Speakers for Public Meeting on Ambush Election Rules
Today, EBG client, National Grocers Association (“NGA”), filed a request to speak at the National Labor Relations Board’s public meeting, scheduled for April 10-11, 2014 regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on the “ambush election” representation procedures.
NGA is the national trade association representing retail and wholesale grocers that…
Groundhog Day: Pro-Labor NLRB Again Attempts to Put The “Fix” In Union Elections: Reissues Discredited “Ambush” Election Rules
By Steven M. Swirsky, Adam C. Abrahms, Kara M. Maciel, and Casey M. Cosentino
As previously predicted by the Management Memo on August 1, 2013 and October 30, 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) issued a second Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) to amend its existing rules and regulations…
Five Actions That Non-Union Employers Should Take to Retain Their Union-Free Status in 2013
I wrote the October 2012 edition of Take 5: Views You Can Use, a newsletter published by the Labor and Employment practice of Epstein Becker Green.
In it, I outline five actions that non-union employers should take to retain their union-free status in 2013:
- Assess your company’s vulnerability.
- Ensure that company policies are
Labor Law vs. Common Sense – NLRB Continues Targeting Non-Union Employers and Common Sense
It seems with each passing month the National Labor Relations Board or its Acting General Counsel opens yet another new front on its assault on non-union employers. A trend has emerged which puts labor law in conflict with standard employment practices. From hire, to control of the workplace and employer property, to the manner post-termination…