Court upholds NLRB’s union election rule

Reuters (7/30, Wiessner) reported that US District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the District of Columbia ruled the National Labor Relations Board’s new rule to speed up union election processes does not cause enough impact to block the regulations. The plaintiffs in the case, which included the NAM and other business groups, had claimed that both employer’s and employee’s rights would be violated by the rule.

According to the Washington Examiner (7/31, Higgins), the Court stated that contrary to plaintiffs’ assertions, the NLRB “was acting within its authority” in issuing a new rule to speed up union workplace elections.

The Wall Street Journal (7/31, Trottman, Subscription Publication) reports that NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly said the court’s decision jeopardizes “not only an employer’s time to prepare, and an employee’s ability to make an informed decision, but also the protection of private, personal information.”

The Hill (7/31, Devaney) and the National Law Review (7/31) also reported on the Court’s ruling.