Employers Rush to Court to Block Labor Board’s Bias Election Rule

NLRB Issues Final “Ambush” Election Rule, CDW and Chamber Immediately File Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. // DECEMBER 20, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed suit in federal court to block the National Labor Relations Board’s unfair “ambush” election” rule, which would radically change the process for union representation elections. The new rule effectively shortens election time frames, limiting employees’ opportunity to hear from employers and make an informed choice and diminishing employers’ due process.

The 15-page complaint seeks to enjoin the NLRB from enforcing the final rule.

CDW chairman Geoffrey Burr said, “Instead of putting fairness first, the NLRB bowed to special interests by abandoning longstanding rules governing union-representation elections for this new rigged system where employees have less information and employers have fewer legal rights and a diminished due process.” He continued, “Big Labor’s paid union organizers seeking more dues-paying members spend months making their pitch. Employees deserve to hear from employers too – employees deserve the full story.” Burr concluded, “Unfortunately, taking legal action was the only way to block the rogue agency’s unfair rule.”

A copy of the complaint can be found at