The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), employing its seldom-used rulemaking authority, has published proposed revisions to its union representation rules. By proposing to make these changes through rulemaking, it will make it more difficult for a future Board to reverse course.
The proposal is targeted at three specific parts of the agency’s representation rules and practices: so-called blocking charges; the “voluntary recognition bar”; and proof of majority support in the construction industry.
While the proposed changes may provide some ancillary benefits to employers that would prefer to operate without a union, the clear beneficiaries will be employees who do not wish to be represented by a labor union or who wish to be represented by a different labor union.
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