From March 13 to April 13, there were 212 petitions for an election filed with the NLRB, while the period from April 14 to May 14 saw 280 filings, a 32 percent rise. The median time from petition to election for all representation elections held since April 14 was 23 days, rather than the previous 38 days.
The rule also puts off employer challenges to voter eligibility issues until after an election is held. In the past there was a 25-day delay that normally occurred between the time a regional director directs an election and the actual election.
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