Jan 09, 2015

NLRB Issues Updated Rules for Representation Elections


The National Labor Relations Board has issued an updated set of rules for union representation elections. The new rules, scheduled to take effect on April 14, 2015, will modernize and streamline several election procedures. IAEP National Director Phil Petit says the changes will help level the playing field for workers who want to organize.
 
“I think these improvements will knock down some of the unnecessary barriers for workers who want to have a voice in their workplace,” said Petit. “Even simple things like streamlining hearings and updating the information flow will tip the playing field in a fair direction.”
 
Among the changes: Parties will be able to transmit petitions, election notices, and voter lists electronically for the first time, and NLRB regional offices will be able to deliver notices and documents electronically, rather than by mail.
 
You can see a comparison chart of current and new NLRB procedures in representation elections here.

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