NFIB Sues NLRB on Ambush Election Rules

Date: January 13, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Eric Reller
202-314-2073 or [email protected]


NLRB on Ambush Election Rules

AUSTIN, TEXAS, January 13, 2014
The National
Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Texas today filed suit against the
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to challenge the reissuing of a 2011 rule
to accelerate union elections. NFIB had sued and stopped the
2011 rule, and testified
before the NLRB
in opposition of the reissuance in 2014.

“Small businesses
in Texas and around the country cannot understand why the NLRB is trying to
pass a wish list drawn up by organized labor,” said NFIB/Texas Executive Director Will Newton. “Most small businesses
do not employ in-house counsel – leaving them to decipher complicated labor
laws on their own. Holding a union election in as little as 10 days makes
absolutely no sense unless the goal is to complicate the process and reduce an
employee’s chance to make an informed decision.”

“NFIB is standing up
for small businesses to challenge the actions of a runaway NLRB,” said Karen Harned, Executive Director of NFIB’s Small Business
Legal Center
. “The first
version of this ambush election rule was already struck down by a federal court,
which noted the current election process allows enough time for unions to make
their case and for employers to make theirs, after which employees have the
information they need to make an informed decision. The NLRB is not serving as
a neutral arbiter between employer and employee – but instead creating rules to
make unionization easier with a devastating cost to America’s job-creators.”




NFIB Small Business
Legal Center
 is a 501(c)(3)
organization created to protect the rights of America’s small business owners
by providing advisory material on legal issues and by ensuring that the voice
of small business is heard in the nation’s courts. The National Federation of
Independent Business is the nation’s leading small business association, with
offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.

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