May 22, 2015
The results of the first month of the “NLRB’s Quickie Election Era” is displayed below. Clearly, the time from petition to election has shrunk considerably from before, but the much anticipated 13-day election is certainly not a rational fear, at least to date.
The most noteworthy and troubling fact is the large number of petitions filed during that four-week period. Even with the many withdrawals and dismissals, this trend, were it to continue for a year, would roughly double the number of petitions that are currently being filed. It is indisputable that unions have looked upon this change as an opportunity to expand their membership rolls.
NLRB Quickie Election Statistics
- Total Number RC Petitions Filed – 263
- Elections Conducted – 96
- Average Days From Petition to Election – 25
- Number of Withdrawn, Dismissed, Blocked -37
- Number of Hearings Conducted or Extension Granted – 15
- Number of Pending – 131
- Top 10 Most Active Unions
- IBT – 35
- AFL-CIO – 26
- SEIU – 23
- Plant & Production – 19
- IBEW – 18
- Security Officers – 15
- IAM – 14
- IUOE – 13
- UFCW – 13
- LIUNA – 7
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William R. Adams, Ph.D.
President & CEO
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