Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader

Of interest to our readers, the National Labor Relations Board has released comparison statistics for the first three quarters following implementation of its controversial revised election rules governing representation-case procedures, which became effective April 14, 2015. The Board's union representation data provides a comparison between the period April 14, 2015, through January 14, 2016, and the same nine-month period the year before.

The statistics show that during the 9-month period following implementation of the new rules, fewer petitions were filed (2012) compared to the same period the previous year (2097). However, there were more petitions filed seeking certification of a representative (RC) after the new rules were implemented (1624) compared to the year before (1608).

Interestingly, the union win rates were not much impacted by the new rules, with the overall union win rate dropping slightly during the three quarters after the new rules were implemented compared to the same period the year before (64 percent versus 65 percent, respectively). As to case type, the union win rate was slightly lower in RC cases after the new rules compared to before (68 percent versus 70 percent). The union win rates remained the same after the new rules were implemented compared to the same period the year before for RD cases (39 percent) and RM cases (29 percent). …

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