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January 30, 2018 | by    

Public Now Has Until March 19 To Comment On NLRB Ambush Elections Rule

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it has extended the deadline for comments on its Request for Information (RFI) regarding the 2014 Obama-era ambush election rulemaking. Comments are now due on March 19, 2018. The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which the Metals Service Center Institute (MSCI) is a member of, will file comments.

The RFI, which was issued on December 14, 2017, posed three questions to the public:

  • Should the 2014 election Rule be retained without change?
  • Should the 2014 election Rule be retained with modifications and, if so, what modifications should be made?
  • Should the 2014 Election Rule be rescinded and, if so, should the NLRB revert to the Representation Election Regulations that were in effect prior to the 2014 Election Rule’s adoption, or should it make changes to the prior Representation Election Regulations?

The CDW and MSCI opposed the ambush elections rule, which drastically changed the process by which the NLRB conducted elections in which employees vote on whether they want to be represented by a union. The Obama-era proposal was intended to increase union density and dues revenue streams at the expense of employees, who, under the ambush elections rule, do not have the opportunity to hear from both sides of the debate prior to voting on union representation. Additional information about the 2014 rulemaking can be found on CDW’s website.

MSCI members who are interested in responding to the RFI can learn how to do so by clicking here