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UPS Ground Freight v. NLRB   (D.C. Circuit)

As-applied challenge of the ambush election rule

The NAM filed an amicus brief in support of UPS in the first as-applied challenge of the ambush election rule. In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the election rule, which elevated speed above due process and transparency. Shortly thereafter, because the Election Rule failed to balance other important policy objectives, the NAM brought a facial challenge to the rule in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, which rejected the challenge based on its belief that the rule would be applied in a fair manner. A fair, transparent and thorough election process is important for manufacturing employees to be able to have an informed choice whether they want to be represented by a union. The NAM’s brief argues that this case serves as a prime example of how the rule has been applied to deny employers due process, such as by failing to resolve a voter eligibility issue before the election and denying an appropriate hearing.

Related Documents:
NAM amicus brief  (October 22, 2018)


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