What to Expect from an NLRB with a Slashed Budget

When President Trump released his 2018 budget, he slashed the NLRB’s apportioned amount by 6% and called for a staff reduction despite a projected increase to the Board’s caseload. The 6% reduction would result in the lowest total operating budget for the Board since 2009 (President Obama’s first year). Likewise, staff reductions would place the…
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Ambush Elections: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Regardless upon which side of the argument you sit, the statistics of the first 150 days post-ambush elections will help your argument. Management lawyers argue that the dire warnings were well founded. Pro-labor law reformists say the warnings were much ado about nothing. You should make up your own mind after learning the stats. Union…
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Healthcare and White-Collar Jobs: Unions’ Favorite Targets Since Ambush Election Rules Took Effect

The ambush election rules implemented on April 14, 2015, provide an increased advantage to unions attempting to organize workers by dramatically reducing the number of days between when a petition for a union election is filed and when the election is held. This advantage makes it critical for employers to know which industries have been…
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As Threatened, NLRB Implements Ambush Election Rules

Yesterday, I warned that the NLRB’s ruling to allow employees to use company-provided email systems for union organizing was perhaps the first of a flurry of pro-union rulings to be released between now and the end of the year. Today the NLRB “modernized” its union election procedures. The Board’s “modern” representation procedures are heavily slanted to…
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Critical Immediate Steps to Help Stay Union Free in 2014

Micro-units and the National Labor Relations Board’s “overwhelming community of interest” standard are here to stay. Persuader rules and quickie ambush elections are right around the corner. An aggressive pro-union NLRB will make sure that 2014 is the year that unionization proliferates. Companies wanting to remain union free must at least do the following immediately:…
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Prognosticating The New NLRB

I recently discussed the nominees to the NLRB – but at that time they were just nominees. Now, that they are officially Board Members, let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from the fully staffed Board over the next year or so. After all, this is the first time in more than…
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