NLRB rule expedites representation elections
- Written by CP Staff
The NLRB achieved this drastic reduction in time primarily by combining pre- and post-election appeals, truncating pre- and post-hearing procedures, and limiting the types of issues an employer can raise at a pre-election hearing. (Determining which employees are considered supervisors and which constitute a potential bargaining unit are no longer permitted before the election takes place.) The shortened period for elections places a premium on rapid employer response to organizing activity.