Soliciting Mail Ballots Is Objectionable Conduct, NLRB Rules

OMA Connections Partner Vorys reports that in a rare demonstration of bipartisanship, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has unanimously voted that a solicitation of mail ballots during a union election campaign constitutes objectionable conduct. (In this case, employees received phone calls from union agents who offered to collect their mail ballots.)

The case is of interest to employers considering proposed federal legislation (the PRO Act) that favors and promotes union organizing, as well as the number of union elections that are being conducted by mail. The NLRB’s decision will be a critical one for labor professionals on both the union and management sides, Vorys says. 6/15/2021