Election Speed and the NLRB: How Unions Fare in the Representation Process

Source: Bureau of National Affairs, 2016

From the blog post:
Since the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial amendments to its representation election rules took effect last April, supporters and opponents alike have asked two questions: Have the new rules served to speed up the election process? And, if so, has this pickup in tempo favored unions more than employers?

Bloomberg BNA has released a report, Election Speed and the NLRB: How Unions Fare in the Representation Process, which suggests that the answer to both questions is yes. …

….So, to summarize our findings, in the four months following the rule change:
– the NLRB resolved more elections than in the same period the previous year;
– these elections were resolved more quickly;
– unions prevailed more frequently; and
– the overwhelming majority of the quickest elections went labor’s way…..