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New election rules a win for labor unions

Published 12/21/2011, Associated Press

In a win for organized labor, the National Labor Relations Board today approved sweeping new rules that would speed the pace of union elections, making it easier for unions to gain members at companies that have long rebuffed them. Business groups quickly denounced the move, saying it limits the time that employers have to educate workers about the impact of joining a union. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has already filed a federal lawsuit challenging the rules.

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