Ambush Elections

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What You Need to Know

The NLRB’s own data show that elections are being held without issue or delay. Mandating that pre-election hearings take place within seven days of a petition to unionize and that the election takes place within two weeks is unrealistic and irresponsible.

Shortening the time frame before an election robs employees of the ability to gather the facts they need to make an important and informed decisions like whether or not to join a union and denies employers adequate time to prepare.

The rule infringes on employee privacy—employers have to provide union and community organizers with the home addresses and telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, work locations, shifts and job classifications of all employees deemed eligible to vote within two days of an election agreement.

The NAM opposses this costly regulation in the courts and Congress. It is critical that this rule be eliminated before it does serious and lasting harm in the workplace.

“The NLRB is overturning 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.”

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons

Additional Resources

NAM in the News

  • 01/20/2015
    Employees Personal Data Unleashed (National Law Journal)
    In the face of increased public awareness and justifiable concern about the collection and misuse of personal data, state legislatures have rushed to propose an array of privacy laws aimed at protecting your information. These states understand that technology can bring greater risk if our personal data are compromised.

Press Releases

  • 07/30/2015
    Manufacturers Are Ambushed Again
    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement in response to a decision by the U.S. District Court of D.C. regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule.
  • 04/02/2015
    Manufacturers Bulk Up Legal Muscle in Response to Aggressive NLRB
    The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action, the legal arm of the NAM, is bulking up its legal muscle with the establishment of the Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI).
  • 03/04/2015
    Manufacturers Applaud Senate Action on the NLRBs Ambush Elections Rule
    NAM Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger released the following statement on the Senate passage of S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule regarding representation election procedures.