Recycled NLRB Rule Hurts Manufacturers and Employees

Ambush Elections Are Unnecessary According to NLRB’s Own Data

Washington, D.C., February 5, 2014 – Following the release of the “ambush election” rule to expedite union elections by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement criticizing the proposed rule:

“This retread of the ‘ambush election’ rule shortens the time period for a union vote, strips employers and employees of the ability to get critical information before the vote and is absolutely unnecessary. In fact, it’s a guaranteed way to create conflict where none currently exists. The NLRB even admits that elections are being held without issue or delay.

The NLRB is recycling a bad rule in an attempt to overturn more than 75 years of settled labor policy as it continues to implement a radical, agenda-driven policy. Manufacturers are prepared to fight this battle again on all fronts. We will not let this aggressive overreach stand. Ambush elections hurt manufacturers in the United States and undermine the strong and productive relationships between managers and employees.”

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