NLRB Expands July 18-19 Open Meeting on Ambush Election Proposal

Attention job creators (and those who do not want a union in their work lives):

If you are concerned about the Obama administration’s latest assault on America’s job creators, as well as union bosses putting more of a stranglehold on the economy through President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board, you may wish to attend the NLRB’s “open meeting” on July 18th and 19th in Washington, DC.


The NLRB is holding an open meeting for the public on its proposal to allow unions to hold ambush elections, whereby unions can campaign for months at an employer, in secret, and once the union has gained enough authorization cards and momentum, the NLRB will facilitate the holding of an election in as few as 10 to 21 days.

If you do, however, it may be standing room only as the NLRB is announcing that it is now holding the open meeting over two days due to demand:

Details released on July 18-19 open meeting about proposed election rule amendments

More than 60 speakers from the business, labor, academic and advocacy communities have registered to make presentations at the National Labor Relations Board’s open meeting on its recently-proposed election rule amendments, which will be held over two days, on July 18 and 19.

Including the speakers, more than 150 people have registered to attend the event, which will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the NLRB’s Margaret A. Browning Hearing Room at 1099 14th St NW, in Washington DC. Doors will open at 8 am and attendees must bring a photo ID and go through a security checkpoint to enter the building. Because of the large number of registered attendees, seating for non-speakers will be by order of arrival.

The event is open to the public. People who have not already registered will be seated if space is available. Overflow rooms with closed circuit video will be provided for those who are unable to secure a seat in the hearing room. Attendees should contact the NLRB if a sign language interpreter or other assistance is needed.

The meeting will also be webcast in its entirety, with a link provided on the agency’s website at

A schedule of speakers will be made available prior to the meeting date. All four current Board members are expected to attend and may ask questions following the presentations.

Working members of the media who wish to attend should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-273-1991.

Public comments on the proposed amendments may also be submitted in writing by August 22, 2011, either electronically through or by mail or hand delivery to Lester A. Heltzer, Executive Secretary, NLRB, 1099 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20570. Responses to the initial comments may be filed during an additional 14 day period thereafter.


Given that the union-backed NLRB is hell bent on doing all it can to boost union bosses’ power, the “open meeting” is likely to produce nothing more than a press release as the NLRB issues its rule to foist unions on companies.

Still, if you’re interested, you should attend and, if they don’t let you in, bring a sign…

We’ll see you there!


“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776


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