Proposed rule amending representation-case procedures

Docket ID: NLRB-2011-0002
Agency: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

The National Labor Relations Board (Board or NLRB) has amended its rules and regulations governing the filing and processing of petitions relating to the representation of employees for purposes of collective bargaining with their employer. The Board believes that the amendments will remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of questions concerning representation. The amendments will simplify representation-case procedures and render them more transparent and uniform across regions, eliminate unnecessary litigation, and consolidate requests for Board review of regional directors' pre- and post-election determinations into a single, post-election request. The amendments will allow the Board to more promptly determine if there is a question concerning representation and, if so, to resolve it by conducting a secret ballot election. 

RIN: 3142-AA08
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 101,29 CFR 102,29 CFR 103
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 29 U.S.C. 156
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/22/201176 FR 36812
NPRM Comment Period End09/06/2011
Final Rule (Selected Provisions)12/22/201176 FR 80138
Final Rule Effective (Selected Provisions)04/30/2012
Final Rule Rescinding December 22, 2011 Amendments (Selected Provisions)01/22/201479 FR 3483
NPRM02/06/201479 FR 7317
NPRM Comment Period End04/14/2014
Final Rule12/15/201479 FR 74308
Final Rule Effective04/14/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 14, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/06/2014
ID: NLRB-2011-0002-65959
Comment Period Closed
Sep 06, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/22/2011
ID: NLRB-2011-0002-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/22/2011
ID: NLRB-2011-0002-65961

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/06/2014
ID: NLRB-2011-0002-65960


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Agency Contact
Gary Shinners
Executive Secretary
202 273-3737
800 315-6572 (TDD)
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Washington, DC 20570
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