NLRB Giving and Taking Away

Two items from your friends at the National Labor Relations Board.

As predicted, the new NLRB rights poster (discussed here) is postponed again - this time until April 2012.  Announcement here.  H/T Ross Runkel.

For the bad news, the Board just finalized revisions to election rules.  (Announcement is here).  Here is a redline of the changes to the election procedures.  The new rules severely curtail pre-election hearings on such matters as whether the voting unit is appropriate and who is eligible to vote.  Little things like that.  As a result, elections will occur much more quickly after a petition is filed, and there will be shorter "campaign" periods.

Look for the Union label!  There probably will be a few more of them starting next year!