NLRB’s Quickie Election Rules Challenged In Court

by Steve Bogue

Bogue, A. Stevenson
(402) 341-3070

In an article in the December edition of this newsletter, we noted changes made by the NLRB in its election rules which would dramatically accelerate the date upon which elections would be held, from approximately six to seven weeks after the filing of the petition to as few as two weeks – The NLRB Issues Its Quickie Election Regs. On January 5, 2015, a lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserting that, in issuing those rules, the Board exceeded its authority. The rules currently have an effective date of April 15, 2015. The Complaint does not indicate whether the plaintiffs will seek an order enjoining the NLRB from implementing the new election rules on that date, but it is likely that an injunction will be sought. We will keep readers informed of the progress of this lawsuit.

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