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    Default Court Rejects Employer Challenge to ‘Ambush Election’ Rule, Rewards Unions

    As you will see when you read this, it is obviously written by a very anti union person. All through the article this writer cries about the bias shown towards unions. What a crock!! But in the end, the unions won this one!!
    The Obama-era National Labor Relations Board, with its built-in pro-union majority, gave organized labor plenty of organizing and bargaining advantages, but none perhaps were as far-reaching as the “quickie” or “ambush” election rule. Now an appeals court has upheld it. On April 19, a three-judge panel for the District of Columbia federal circuit court, in UPS Ground Freight Inc. v. NLRB, rejected an employer challenge to the rule, which, when put in place in April 2015, dramatically shortened the time available for employers to convey to employees their objections to union representation. Plaintiffs’ lawyers argued that the board’s directive to UPS to bargain with a Teamsters local lay outside the scope of its authority and that the rule “values speed at all costs.” And they were right.

    Unions, like all organizations, seek to maximize membership. And that requires on some level persuading workers at nonunion sites to see the benefits of belonging. Labor organizers do not want workers to hear “both sides of the story.” They will convey only the upside of membership. Conveying the downside is for the employer to worry about. And unions have every interest in making that latter task as difficult as possible. One way they have discovered to go about this is to minimize the opportunities for an employer to explain its position to its workers. In this way, a union is better positioned to win over undecided workers during a representation election campaign. That’s why union leaders pushed for the ambush election rule in the first place. Indeed, a study released in December 2014 by the Oklahoma-based Labor Relations Institute Inc. concluded that the union win rate is nearly 90 percent if an election occurs over two weeks or less; the union win rate generally via secret ballot is roughly two-thirds.
    https://nlpc.org/2019/05/23/court-re...ewards-unions/
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    Default Re: Court Rejects Employer Challenge to ‘Ambush Election’ Rule, Rewards Unions

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    As you will see when you read this, it is obviously written by a very anti union person. All through the article this writer cries about the bias shown towards unions. What a crock!! But in the end, the unions won this one!!


    https://nlpc.org/2019/05/23/court-re...ewards-unions/
    The writer sure slanted the view towards those poor companies. What a crock is right ABFwife. The company has the upper hand from day one of hire. They are able to blast the new employee with the anti union propaganda with no opposition.

 

 

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