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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 11:29 AM
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NYT: (Obama's) N.L.R.B. Rules Would Streamline Unionizing
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Published: June 21, 2011

In a move that pleased labor unions, the National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules on Tuesday to speed up unionization elections.

The labor board wants to tighten the process by ensuring that employers, employees and unions receive needed information sooner and by delaying litigation over many voter-eligibility issues until after workers vote on whether to unionize.

The labor boards news release and fact sheet did not explain how much the election process might be shortened as a result of the proposed regulations. But according to the board, the median amount of time from the filing of a petition for an election to the actual balloting was 38 days in 2008. The average time was 57 days.

Unions have long complained that it takes too many weeks after the petition is filed for a secret-ballot election to be held. They say the process gives management too much time to mount an antiunion campaign with videos and one-on-one sessions with workers.

American companies have repeatedly opposed any effort to shorten the period from petition to vote, saying it would become harder for managers to tell workers about the disadvantages of unionizing and to ensure that workers got both sides of the story.

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