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Labor board rushing to approve new union rules

Labor board rushing to approve new rules by year end to speed up union elections By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The National Labor Relations Board is rushing to approve new rules before the end of the year that would make it easier for unions to organize new members.

The board plans to take a public vote on Nov. 30, where its Democratic majority is expected to approve a plan that would dramatically shorten the time frame for union elections.

Business groups have denounced the move, saying the new rules would allow ambush elections that don't give companies enough time to counter organizing drives.

The board is moving quickly because it is losing one of its three members at the end of the year. The remaining two members could not legally issue decisions or make rules.

Republicans have been preventing President Barack Obama from filling the post with a recess appointment.

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