- Allow for electronic filing of election petitions and other documents.
- Ensure that employees, employers and unions receive and exchange timely information they need to understand and participate in the representation case process.
- Standardize timeframes for parties to resolve or litigate issues before and after elections.
- Require parties to identify issues and describe evidence soon after an election petition is filed to facilitate resolution and eliminate unnecessary litigation.
- Defer litigation of most voter eligibility issues until after the election.
- Require employers to provide a final voter list in electronic form soon after the scheduling of an election, including voters’ telephone numbers and email addresses when available.
- Consolidate all election-related appeals to the Board into a single post-election appeals process and thereby eliminate delay in holding elections currently attributable to the possibility of pre-election appeals.
- Make Board review of post-election decisions discretionary rather than mandatory.
Regardless of your union views, this is a proposed rule that should be of interest to you.
Below is a link to the NRLB's webpage announcement about this proposed rule change, with more details about it:
Below is a link to the e-gov site to comment upon the proposed rule, if you are so inclined:
A public hearing is currently schedule for July 18 / 19. Comments are due to the proposed rule within 60 days of their publication in the Federal Register, so time is important if you want to comment upon them.