Provider groups quickly criticized Wednesday's vote by the National Labor Relations Board to move forward with a "microwave" rule. The measure attempts to simplify union election procedures and reduce the deadline for holding them after employees request a vote.
The National Labor Relations Board has delayed the implementation of one of its most controversial recent rulings from Nov. 14, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2012.
NLRB issues new union-friendly regulation; also expected to boost unionizing efforts in nursing homes soon, report saysAugust 29, 2011
A new regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board will soon require employers to post information about unionization rights on bulletin boards. Business groups critical of that regulation also expect the NLRB to issue a decision soon that would make it easier to unionize "specific groups of nursing home workers, like certified nursing assistants," The New York Times reported Friday.
A recent National Labor Relations Board proposal that could increase union activity has a "job-destroying agenda" said Rep. John Kline (R-MN) at a hearing of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday.
The National Labor Relations Board proposed new rules Tuesday that would shorten the lag time between a union petitioning for an election and holding a secret-ballot vote.