On May 5, the Senate tabled and effectively abandoned an attempt to override President Obama's veto of legislation to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule. The shortened period provided by the rule would deny multifamily employers due process rights and the ability to communicate with their employees before an election.
The rule took effect on April 14 and is the subject of two pending lawsuits. It would shorten to as few as 14 days - down from the current median period of 38 days - the period of time between a union filing a petition for election and the election itself.
NMHC/NAA will continue to advocate for overturning the rule. Under the rule, employees would hear about the prospect of rising wages and benefits from organizers. Employers might be unable to respond during a shortened election period.