Six Months After Ambush Rules

Document created by 1002027 on Nov 19, 2015
Version 1Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

bruce.jpgWhy it Matters:  Update Your Team on Labor Board Developments


Six months after the NLRB's new union election "ambush" rules, patterns are emerging.  Leadership teams should understand the new risks and fundamental shifts.


Elections now happen almost twice as fast:  24 days on average from filed petition to voting day.  Almost NO pre-election hearings are held, with only 51 of the 1,000 most recent elections earning that right.  Unions are also winning at a higher rate, close to 70% of the time due to lack of time for employers to communicate.


None of this is surprising given the tilted playing field employers now face.  Unions can select small, targeted groups of unhappy employees for an election ("micro-units"), excluding larger, satisfied groups.   Some employee groups may now use company email to organize their peers.  Rules allowing long-term temporary and joint-employees in the same election units with regular employees are causing headaches.  Finally, electronic signatures on "union cards" are now allowed.


Some employers are aware of these risks, follow these developments and act proactively.  Managerial treatment and communication issues are still the reasons people vote for or against a union.   Too many employers see a union threat as abstract or irrelevant.  We hope they are right.  Call CAI's Advice & Resolution team to talk over issues you face. (Thanks to Ogletree Deakins for the data).


You may also want to view this webinar:  The specified item was not found.


For further reading:


NLRB "Ambush Rule" Now In Effect

Ambush Elections, Micro voting units, Expanded Protected Activities: Preparing for an active NLRB

Recent News Articles


Giving Thanks to Those Around You


5 Great Interview Questions to Assess Cultural Fit


Get Recognized for Your HR Efforts


Suffering from FMLA Abuse?  Here's a Radical Idea…


A Good Job Description is An Important Management Tool


Six Months After Ambush Rules


Employee Notice of Injury by Accident


BREAKING NEWS: New Overtime Rule May Come Later Than Anticipated per DOL


CAI Releases Preliminary Pay Increase Trends


myCAI Turns One Year Old


How Do Your Leaders Compare to Navy SEALS?


How Do You Prioritize Multiple Garnishments For The Same Employee?


Upcoming 'Developing Potential' Webinar


Unemployment Benefits Reserve Restored




Employers Advised to Factor the New Overtime Rule into 2016 Expense Budget


Do Women Make Better Managers Than Men?


CAI Survey Snapshot: What Areas Saw the Most Gains in Employee Satisfaction


Engaging Your Employees Requires an Understating of Human Behavior


Winter Months Bring Seasonal HR Challenges


Two Basic Things Employees Need From Their Boss


Tips to Make Your Presentation Unforgettable


FLSA's "Hot Goods" Provision


The Journey of an HR Business Partner: Where Are You?


Preparing for the USDOL's New Overtime Rule


Keys to an Effective Performance Incentive Program


The FLSA's Nursing Mother Amendment


Telecommuting Should Be Carefully Planned


Talent Management: Processes, execution trump fancy systems


The Six Most Common Talent Management Mistakes


Workplace Rudeness is Highly Contagious, Study Says


Using HR Metrics to Drive Business Results through Talent