In advance of today’s 2:30 p.m. meeting of the National Labor Relations Board to vote on rule changes to expedite union representation elections, we revisited the redlined Rules previously issued by the Board. Following the release of today’s proposed Resolution by the Chairman, we have highlighted in yellow the portions of these changes which the Board will consider today. (The blue and green annotations are the initial changes to the R&R proposed by the Board’s June 2011 NPRM.)
But while the Board addresses its Resolution today, Congress too will be looking at this issue. The House plans a floor vote this afternoon on John Kline’s (R-MN) "Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act" (H.R. 3094). The bill would guarantee that no representation election is held within 35 days after the filing of a petition, provide for a two-week waiting period before a hearing could be held, and ensure certain preliminary appeal rights.
As noted yesterday, it will be an interesting day at the Board. We will provide a recap of the day’s developments later this evening.