New Election Rules Would Give Worker Information to Unions

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 11:39 AM

By Courtney Coren

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The Obama administration may change union election rules to grant unions access to workers' contact information as well as speeding up elections.

The National Labor Relations Board is proposing that a vote for company employees to vote whether to unionize 10 days after a petition is filed, and workers would be required to provide personal information such as phone numbers, home addresses, and work schedules to unions, The Daily Caller reported.

People familiar with the details say it is very likely the rules will go into effect, according to the Daily Caller, which didn't identify them.

"The members of the board went through two days of grueling hearings that went into the evening," Fred Wszolek of the Workforce Fairness Institute told The Daily Caller. "But I wonder if any minds were changed at all."

Wszolek testified at the hearing in opposition to the rule changes.

"Certainly some parts of the proposed rule will be changed at the margin. But it seems very likely that going forward, union organizing elections will happen much more quickly and more private contact information of employees will be turned over to the unions," he added.

Wszolek said that he supports a 30- to 40-day timetable for union elections and thinks that the personal information given to unions should be limited to workers' email addresses."It's much easier to intimidate or coerce a worker when you're standing on their doorstep," he said.

The proposed rules were reintroduced in early February.

The Hill said the possible changes are similar to proposed regulations that a court struck down in 2012. The difference in this case is that the proposed rules were issued with a full quorum of five board members, according to The Hill. 

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