Busting union reform

posted by
February 14, 2012
Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Russ Brown and Ivan Osorio  
Posted in Commentary

"In 2010, the NMB changed a longstanding RLA election rule. For 75 years, the rule required a petitioning union to receive a majority vote of at least 50 percent plus one of all workers in a job category -- known as a 'class or craft' -- for it to be recognized as the exclusive bargaining agent for that group of workers. Under the NMB's new rule, however, a union need only win a majority of votes cast. While the new rule has made it easier than ever for unions to win elections, the original rule already stacked the deck in unions' favor." (02/13/12)



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