NLRB Expands Authority to Force Union on Employees Without Election and Ignores Legal Precedent and Stakeholder Requests for Opportunity for Public Comment

On August 25, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Cemex, imposing a new framework which greatly expands the Board’s ability to impose unions on employees without a secret ballot election. The Board’s decision reverses a half-century of NLRB precedent and is at odds with long-standing Supreme Court rulings. The Board also made this […]


CDW Slams NLRB for Reinstating Ambush Elections Rule

On August 24, 2023, the NLRB issued its direct final rule reinstating the Obama-era ambush elections rule, which promoted speed of union representation elections at the expense of employees’ right to be fully informed before choosing whether or not they wanted union representation in the workplace. The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen […]


NLRB Decision Puts Common Sense Workplace Policies at Risk

Washington, DC – On August 2, the NLRB issued its decision in Stericycle, putting at risk employers’ common sense workplace policies.  The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen: “The Board’s decision makes it nearly impossible for employers across the country to provide safe, hostile-free workplaces for workers. The Board has inserted […]


CDW Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court to Urge Reconsideration of Chevron Deference

Washington, DC – On July 24, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in Loper Bright, a case considering the limits of Chevron deference. Our brief urges the Court to consider the impact Chevron deference has had on the predictability and workability of labor law for regulated parties. The following statement can […]

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