Coalition Urges NLRB to Withdraw Elections Rule

Fuel retailers confronting unionization efforts could face significant challenges under an elections rule proposed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would accelerate the timeframe allowed for union elections.

The NLRB recently reissued the “ambush election” rule, which governs the procedures for union representation elections, after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia overturned it last May.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the NLRB to withdraw its proposed rule regarding union elections arguing that it will create significant election challenges for employers without achieving the Board’s intended goal.

Among its chief complaints, CDW said in comments filed April 7 that the NLRB’s “ambush election” rule will create uncertainty and confusion during the election process. The rule will result in fewer consent elections, CDW said, while increasing election-related litigation and delaying contract negotiations.  

The U.S. District Court overturned an initial rule in 2013, ruling the NLRB did not have the authority to issue the rule because only two members of the NLRB participated in the decision to adopt it.

 
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Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman

Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman develops and executes communications strategies to advance NATSO’s public relations and advocacy goals. Tiffany also develops and oversees partnerships related to the NATSO Foundation’s public outreach initiatives. Tiffany lives in the D.C. metro area with her husband and their two sons.More
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