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Management Attorneys: New Organizing Rules Are Witches’ Brew for Employers 
The combination of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-bargaining units decision, its proposed “quickie election” rule and “persuader activity” regulations are stacking the deck against employers targeted by unions, management attorneys fear.

The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) served notice of withdrawal of its objections to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election conducted in February at a Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., which means that the employees' vote to reject UAW representation will stand. 
 
NLRB Seeks Injunction Against Kellogg
The board unanimously authorized its lawyers to seek an immediate injunction in U.S. federal court against Kellogg for its part in the long-running lockout, which the NLRB sought in a lawsuit filed April 16.  

Northwestern Goes on Offense in Football Organizing Case
A regional director who concluded that football players at Northwestern University are employees who may organize ignored significant policy ramifications of this decision, argued an attorney for the university.


NLRB Proposed Rule on Elections Would Require Employer Position Statement

The shortened time frame between petitions for union elections and elections isn’t the only concern employers have about the so-called ambush election proposed rule. There also is a requirement that employers submit pre-hearing position statements identifying the bargaining unit that they concede is appropriate and the names, locations, shifts and job classifications of the proposed unit employees.




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NLRA Supersedes Overbroad Work Rules

Work rules aren’t always the last word, particularly if they run afoul of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Quickie-Election Rule … It’s Back

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) once again is proposing “quickie election” rules to streamline the union campaign period.

Report: UFOs Make Their Mark in Organized Labor
New models of employee representation are emerging to reshape organized labor.

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'Quickie Elections' and 'Persuader Activity': What New Union Organizing Rules Mean for All Employers
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Department of Labor (DOL) have moved forward with rulemaking that will make it easier for unions to move forward with elections and other collective bargaining activities.

The NLRB's proposed “Quickie Election” rule is expected to tilt the election process against employers and in favor of a union outcome. Among other provisions, the rule would shorten the election period.

These rules come on the heels of a DOL proposal to change the interpretation of the "advice" exemption, on the books for 50 years, which defines the type of activities employers must disclose during a union campaign. Employers and consultants would be required to report such activities as supervisory training, coordinating supervisor activities and developing personnel practices.
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