Skip to content

“Quickie Election” Rule – Effective April 30, 2012

“Quickie Election” Rule – Effective April 30, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule on representation case procedures went into effect on April 30, 2012.  Referred to as the “Quickie Election” or “Ambush Election” rule, would speed up the union representation election cycle to as little as 14 days and will require swifter action by employers to educate employers during an organizing campaign.

AGC of America has opposed the rule because it effectively limits employee access to information and an adequate opportunity to consider information about whether they want to be represented by the pursuing union.  Beside having a detrimental impact on our industry, the rule will be a difficult one to apply not only because of the complexity of identifying the appropriate bargaining unit and determining voter eligibility in the construction industry, but also due to the decentralized nature of construction workplaces operated by the same employer.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which AGC of America is a member of, filed a lawsuit against the rule and anticipates the court to issue a decision on its merits by May 15, 2012.

For more background on the rule and AGC of America’s concern, please click here.

Share This Resource

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on print
Share on email

Related Articles

How to help construction employees be resilient Employees who feel safe and are mentally well also perform better on the job and are less likely...
Miller Nash LLP is pleased to announce the date of our virtual half-day 2021 Employment Law Seminar: Wednesday, December 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. Our...
Did you know as a member you have access to recordings of past events? Our Member Media Library is a hub for recordings, PowerPoints, and...