NLRB Approves "Ambush Election" Policy
In a decision, which was rushed to completion before the term of one of its members expired, the NLRB approved new organizational rules which would fast track union elections and limit the ability of employers to communicate with employees. The rule, which has been opposed by numerous business groups, would take effect on April 30. In response to the rule, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee, stated "Ignoring the will of Congress and objections raised by countless organizations representing workers and employers, the NLRB has chosen to deliver a final ambush election rule to its Big Labor allies- just in time for the holidays."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Citizens for a Democratic Workplace, of which HARDI is a member, have filed suit to prevent the enactment of these aggressive workplace regulations.