Talk organizing rule changes with local NLRB director April 7

NLRBThe Minneapolis-based regional director of the National Labor Relations Board will discuss rule changes set to take effect next month that will modernize and streamline union organizing elections.

Regional Director Marlin Osthus will appear at an informal discussion on how the new rules will impact workers, unions and employers April 7 at 10 a.m. at the Minnesota AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Ave., St. Paul.

For more information, contact Todd Dahlstrom at 651-227-0013 or

The NLRB’s new rules include include allowing petitions for union elections to be filed online, consolidating the post-election appeals process and requiring equal access to voter contact lists for management and the union.

The changes have become a target for Republicans in Congress. Earlier this month the Senate passed a resolution to block the agency’s action, and the House is expected to do the same within days did the same March 19.

Even if President Obama vetoes the resolution, business groups already are challenging the NLRB rule changes in court.

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