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Industry to Labor Board: Narrow election window fails employers, employees

Representative John Kline’s “Rushing Union Elections” hearing was followed by a July 19-20 open meeting at the National Labor Relations Board’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, where Members invited perspective from industry, organized labor, and labor law interests on the Representation—Case Procedures Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Portions of presentations from Robert Garbini, President of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, and Steve Jones, Director of Human Resources for Chandler Concrete Co. in Burlington, N.C., are provided here.

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R.E. Pierson Materials recognizes satellite’s heritage bargaining unit

Following a National Labor Relations Board Region Four (Philadelphia) order to honor a Teamsters Local 331 petition for election to represent approximately 12 drivers at a Pleasantville, N.J., ready mixed plant, Williamstown, N.J.-based Richard E. Pierson Materials Corp. opened contract negotiations with the union — waiving a representation ballot.

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Bachmann campaign bus tour stop: Cemen Tech

A tradition of hosting Republican or Democrat candidates on the campaign trail continued last month at Cemen Tech Inc., Indianola, Iowa. Flanked by stationary and truck-mounted Mobile Concrete Dispensers in the company’s volumetric and continuous mixer assembly area, 2012 GOP presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann told management and staff, “It’s not government that creates lasting jobs, it’s small businesses, like [yours], that are the job creation engine of America. We have to do everything we can to strengthen small business.”

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Agencies seek employer counsel disclosures, shorter union petition–election windows

A late-June, National Labor Relations Board-proposed rulemaking would take steps likely cutting the union representation election period from an average of 45–60 days to 10–21 days, according to Washington, D.C.-based Associated Builders & Contractors, while severely limiting an employer’s ability to effectively communicate to workers the impact of unionization.

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