NLRB Quickie Elections are Back, According to Union Avoidance Consultants Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan

According to Mick Crowley, MS, RN, Executive Vice President of Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan, “As predicted, the National Labor Relations Board has announced plans to proceed with “quickie election” rules that could reduce the time between a representation petition and NLRB election from 42 days or more in some cases, to as few as 14 days if the changes are adopted.”

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"Employers who have a suspicion that their workforce may be vulnerable to an organizing campaign should prepare now."

St. Louis, Mo. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Under the proposed rules, an initial hearing regarding the petition would be held within seven days, with the Regional Director setting an election date quickly thereafter. Provisions for electronic filing of petitions, consolidated post-election reviews, and a requirement that employers provide phone numbers and email addresses to the union will all add up to further skew the process in favor of labor organizations.

What this means for employers is that there will no longer be a period of six weeks or more between the filing of a petition and the election; time that is often used to educate employees about union representation, correct the union’s “factual errors,” and allow for a natural decline in the momentum of the union’s campaign. In short, the employer will have little or no time to get his message across to employees. A shortened employer campaign means that early recognition of potential labor unrest and a thorough assessment of the organization’s union vulnerability become even more important to maintaining the Union-Free Privilege®.

Employers who have a suspicion that their workforce may be vulnerable to an organizing campaign should prepare now. Visit the Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan website at http://anh.com/services/counter-union-campaigns/ for more information on how to run a successful campaign and utilize the services of experienced union avoidance consultants.

These proposed new rules are due to be published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2014, with comments due by April 7, 2014. Expect a hearing to follow quickly, and the smart money is on these rules being passed and implemented.

About Adams, Nash, Haskell & Sheridan
When employees begin to organize, it strikes fear into the heart of any organization. The good news is that a powerful team of labor relations consultants can help organizations affected by strikes. For nearly 30 years, Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan has provided winning services, campaigns, and insights for clients across the country. Organizational leaders should not wait to take back the control that has been worked hard to gain. Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan provides “expertise you simply can’t live without.” Contact the experienced advisors at Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan today at 800-237-3942 or visit http://www.anh.com.


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