On Jan. 26, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced an extension for the public to submit responses related to its Request for Information (RFI) on the 2014 “ambush” election final rule, also known as Representation-Case Procedures. The deadline for submitting information has been extended from Feb. 12 to March 19, 2018. 

On Dec. 14, the NLRB published an RFI asking for information on the rule, which overhauls the procedures for union representation by drastically shortening the amount of time between when a union files a representation petition and an election takes place.  

The NLRB is seeking feedback on three questions:
  1. Should the 2014 election rule be retained without change?
  2. Should the 2014 election rule be retained with modifications? If so, what should be modified?
  3. Should the 2014 election rule be rescinded? If so, should the board revert to the representation election regulations that were in effect prior to the 2014 election rule’s adoption, or should the board make changes to the prior representation election regulations? If the board should make changes to the prior representation election regulations, what should be changed?
Responses are limited to 25 pages. Visit the NLRB webpage for more information on how to submit responses. 

ABC will be submitting a response on the RFI. Members can contact Karen Livingston or Kelly Tyroler if they have any questions.