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How to Communicate With Employees During the Union Election Process

Author: Jessica Sussman

An employer must be careful when communicating with employees during the time leading up the secret ballot election. This is even more so critical under the so-called "ambush election rules" - rules adopted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and effective April 14, 2015 that shorten the timeframe from the filing of a union representation petition to the secret ballot election. The steps detailed below provide best practices regarding how to communicate with employees in the time leading up to and during the actual election.