Court Hears Arguments in NLRB Elections Rule Challenge

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 15 heard oral arguments in the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace’s challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush elections” rule.

CDW, of which NATSO is a member, filed a lawsuit in January to stop the NLRB from moving forward with its final elections rule, which dictates procedures for workplace elections that determine whether employees want to be represented by a union. The rule dramatically shortens the time frame for businesses to hold union elections to as little as 14 days.

The rule took effect April 14 after President Obama signed a memorandum of disapproval that effectively vetoed the Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res. 8) that would have blocked the rule.

It is not yet known when the Court might issue a ruling in the case.

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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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