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NLRB Extends Comment Period on Ambush Election Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced another extension for the public to submit comments to its request for information (RFI) on the 2014 “ambush” election rule, also known as Representation-Case Procedures. The deadline for submitting information has been extended from March 19 to April 18, 2018. 

The RFI, published by the NLRB on Dec. 14, 2017, is asking for public feedback and information on the 2014 rule, which overhauls the procedures for union representation by greatly reducing the amount of time between a union filing a representation petition and an election taking 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 Should the 2014 election rule be rescinded?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.


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