The NLRB’s ‘Quickie’ Election Rule is Coming This April, BusinessWest

Any employer that has been through a union-representation election knows the importance of time. The longer the time frame between the filing of the union’s petition and the election, the more time the employer has to educate and communicate with employees about the merits of remaining union-free.
This time period also gives the employer time to train its supervisors how to respond lawfully to the union’s organizing campaign. But beginning in April, that time frame will be drastically reduced. The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) election rules are changing. The NLRB’s new election rule, frequently referred to as the ‘quickie’ election rule, will dramatically shorten the time period between the filing of a petition and the election.