Court disarms ‘ambush’ elections rule for union representation

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.; CP staff

Responding to Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and U.S. Chamber of Commerce challenges, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has overturned a National Labor Relations Board rule expediting union representation elections, citing the measure’s adoption absent a quorum of the five-member agency.

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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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