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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
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Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Union Representation Elections, 1997-2009

by Drew M. Simmons, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Originally Posted: June 30, 2010


One of the principal functions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is to determine, through secret-ballot elections, whether employees wish to be represented by a union in dealing with their employers, and if so, by which union. This article summarizes Union Representation Elections (UREs) involving the NLRB over the 13-year period from 1997 to 2009.

Table 1 shows that the total number of elections declined 60 percent over the 1997-2009 period, from 3,261 to 1,304. The number of elections won in favor of union representation during that time declined 48 percent, from 1,656 to 864. This is a slower rate than the decline in the total number of elections, resulting in an overall increase in the percent of elections won in favor of union representation, from 51 percent in 1997 to 66 percent in 2009.

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