• NLRB Adopts Limited "Quickie Election" Resolution
  • December 9, 2011 | Author: Edward R. Levin
  • Law Firm: Saul Ewing LLP - Washington Office
  • After the Employee Free Choice Act (“EFCA”) failed to pass Congress, organized labor’s attempt to minimize employers’ ability to communicate fully with employees on the subject of unionization turned to its friendly majority on The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”). In June, the Board submitted a radical proposal to compress the union representation election process into a few days, with scant opportunity to resolve important legal issues before the election. That proposal drew heavy fire from the business community and Congress, so, last week, Board Chairman Mark Pearce offered a modified version of new regulations without some of the most controversial portions. The cumulative effect - and undoubtedly the goal - of these provisions is to shorten the time before a representation election is conducted following the filing of an election petition by a union seeking to represent a group of employees.