From the desk of Steve Cabot: As discussed in one of my prior blogs (June 24, 2011), the NLRB through its unilateral rule making authority changed the way in which federal governmental supervised union elections are conducted in the United States. The current NLRB regarded by many as excessively pro-union changed union-management election rules that had existed for decades. Many experts concur with my view that the so-called “quickie election” proposed by the current NLRB rules upsets the delicate balance of power and give labor unions an unfair advantage.
The time for employers to prepare for these new election rules is NOW. It is critical to be pro-active and to treat each day vis-a-vis your employees as though you are in an election campaign. By building trust in the workplace with your associates an employer effectively can avoid a campaign altogether.
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