Source: Kevin C. Donovan, Employee Relations Law Journal, Vol. 37 no. 4, Spring 2012
From the abstract:
The National Labor Relations Board recently overturned its decision in Dana Corp. the effect is to make it easier for unions and employers into enter voluntarily into exclusive bargaining relationships that will not be subject to expedited challenges, and without a secret ballot election to determine the employees’ preference. The author of this article explains the NLRB’s new rule and advises any employer to carefully consider its impact when contemplating voluntary recognition of a union that claims to represent employees.