NLRB extends comment period for ‘quickie’ election rule
The NLRB will extend the comment period for altering an Obama-era union election rule on the Federal Registrar. The deadline for filing responses, originally Feb. 12, is now Mar. 19.
The 2014 rule eased labor organizing efforts by postponing litigation on eligibility issues until after union elections had taken place. It also ended a mandatory 25-day waiting period between when the election was ordered and when it took place. Opponents disparaged the rule for allowing unions to “ambush” employers with elections.
The board took the first step to undoing the rule in December, by filing a request for information on whether to revise or remove the rule. The request was approved, 3-2, before Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term expired.