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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sometimes Overlooked in the Hullabaloo Over EFCA

This from the good folks at BNA who collect statistics and do analysis on union election success rates:
Unions won 66.8 percent of representation elections conducted by the National Labor Relations Board in 2008, the highest win rate since BNA PLUS, BNA's research division, began analyzing NLRB data in 1984.
For BNA's special report see the May 5, Daily Labor Report. ($)


This is absolutely consistent with the data about card check elections: in a 19 jurisdiction survey, it had a barely statistically significant impact on union wins and that margin was far smaller than the difference between 2008 and 2000.

Which is why I've never really understood why labor wants it so bad and why management hates it so much. Was it always just a deke to get the forced arbitration?
Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

Do these numbers show how many times the union withdraws its election petition when it expects to lose?
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