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NLRB Adopts Rule Speeding Union Elections; Chamber Files Suit in Response [USA]

Author: Matthew Huisman, Blog of Legal Times [USA], Published on: 21 December 2011

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board has adopted a rule change that would streamline union-forming elections and delay the appeals process. In response, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed a halt the rule...Supporters of the new rule say it will reduce unnecessary litigation and delays in the election process...[The Chamber's] complaint [claims]...that the rule “curtails an employer’s right to communicate with its employees by substantially shortening the election period”...AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka said the board took a “modest but important step” with the passage of the rule, but said that “many more improvements are needed to protect workers’ rights.”

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