NLRB's New "Quickie" Election Rules: Preparing for Rapid Response to "Ambush" Elections Under Complex Rules

Establishing an Action Plan, Drafting Critical Communications and Minimizing the Risk of Organizing Under Union-Friendly Rules

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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The CLE course will prepare employers and their counsel to respond rapidly and effectively to union organizing under the NLRB’s new “quickie” election rules. The panel will offer best practices for advanced planning in light of new rules allowing “ambush” elections, which can significantly benefit union organizers.


Game-changing new NLRB rules amending representation case procedures took effect April 14, 2015. The sweeping changes to the Board’s union organizing rules allow for “ambush” elections that place employers at a distinct disadvantage.

The substantially shorter election process will significantly benefit union organizers and may create uncertainty and confusion for employers opposing a union petition. Therefore, it is crucial that employers prepare an action plan in advance to allow them to quickly communicate with employees, draft position statements and prepare for hearings.

Listen as our authoritative panel of labor and employment attorneys outlines strategies employers can use to be prepared to respond to organizing petitions under the new “quickie” election rules. The panel will discuss best practices for reducing vulnerability to union organizing and developing a strategic plan to successfully oppose a union petition.



  1. Overview of new rules
  2. Pre-election procedures
  3. Communicating with employees
  4. Drafting position statements
  5. Minimizing the risk of a union organizing petition


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How can employers create a work environment that minimizes the risk of union organizing?
  • What communications should employers draft in advance and be prepared to deploy?
  • How should employers identify and designate supervisors to avoid including them in a potential bargaining unit?
  • What can employers do to educate workers about how a union could affect them before a union starts organizing?


Hyman, Jonathan
Jonathan T. Hyman

Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis

Mr. Hyman provides labor and employment counsel for businesses, including the drafting of employment policies and...  |  Read More

Timothy M. McConville
Timothy M. McConville

Odin Feldman Pittleman

Mr. McConville represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, grievance and...  |  Read More

Terence P. McCourt
Terence P. McCourt

Managing Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig

Mr. McCourt is Chairman of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. He represents a broad range of organizations...  |  Read More

Phippen, David
David P. Phippen

Senior Counsel
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete

Mr. Phippen represents businesses in a full range of labor, employment and transportation matters. He has experience in...  |  Read More

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