Today, the NLRB once again finalized its “Ambush Election” Rule, which will effectively shorten the time to 10-14 days in which a union election can be held. On the Board’s website they would have you believe these “improvements” to the election process are “modernizations” and “streamlining” processes, but when you read the fine print it is the same bad idea recycled. We are still scouring through the text, but in short the rule appears to be the same as the proposed rule from February. The final rule goes into effect on April 14, 2015 and includes a number of bad ideas including the following:
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