As expected, the National Labor Relations Board’s two Democrats outvoted its lone Republican this month to finalize new rules that hasten workplace union-representation elections. It’s a New Year’s gift for Big Labor. But it will only harm workers and America’s economy.
The new rules, effective April 30, will shorten the wait before such elections from at least five or six weeks to no more than 14 days. Employers — you know, the folks who pay all the bills — no longer will be able to file challenges before workers vote.