CHICAGO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past 18 months, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been extremely active in forging significant changes to labor laws that affect all employers, union and non-union, and the activity is only going to continue for the foreseeable future.
As of April 30, 2012, new rules will go into effect that will substantially streamline union organizing procedures. In short, under these new rules, employers may have as little as half the time they are currently allowed to engage and convince their employees that a union is not the best option for them. Although union membership is at an all time low, these changes in the union election process will make it significantly easier and quicker for unions to mobilize employee workforces and establish union representation—in as little as 21 days.
David Radelet, a founding partner of labor and employment law firm Franczek Radelet, has been practicing labor law for more than 30 years. He has counseled numerous employers on union election campaigns in addition to serving as labor counsel to several employers in union negotiations and other union-related matters. Recently, Radelet was a guest speaker at the law council meeting of the Manufacturer's Alliance for Productivity & Innovation (MAPI) in Chicago, where he expanded on the many changes that have been forged in labor laws over the past 18 months, and why those changes substantially impact non-union employers. In particular, Radelet describes the modifications to the union election process as a "game-changer," because employers will have significantly less time to prepare for a union election.
Radelet can speak to these NLRB changes and the other recent activity of the NLRB, including how the NLRB is addressing interesting issues for non-union employers when it comes to employees engaging in social media forums. For continued updates on the NLRB activity, visit http://www.franczek.com/nlrbupdates.
Established in 1994, Franczek Radelet numbers 54 attorneys and focuses its practice on labor, employment, and employee benefits. The firm's attorneys represent management in all aspects of labor and employment law and employee benefits matters in both the private and public sectors.
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