- With strong majority support, our Union petitions the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a union election of all full-time and regular part-time professional and non-professional employees.
- The School retains Littler Mendelson, an anti-union management law firm and challenges our right to a mail ballot election and the inclusion of many positions. The School also seeks to delay our election by months. This triggers the necessity of costly, delaying hearings at the Labor Board.
- The NLRB denies the School’s challenges and orders a mail ballot election to be scheduled.
- The School makes a motion to stay the election and requests that the NLRB in Washington throw out the Regional Director’s decision.
- The mail ballot election precedes but because of the School’s pending appeal, when the ballots are returned to the Labor Board, they are impounded and held pending the School’s appeal instead of being opened and counted.
- The National Labor Relations Board in Washington throws out the School’s motion and orders the ballots to be counted immediately
- At the ballot count, the School challenges the individual ballots of multiple employees claiming election misconduct. The School challenges so many ballots that the election results can only be finalized after the Labor Board rules on the legitimacy of each of the challenges.
- The Regional Director rules in favor of the union and orders the ballot count to resume.
- The School objects to the Regional Director’s decision and again appeals to the full Board in Washington DC.
- The National Labor Relations Board in Washington DC again denies the School’s objection.
- ALL THE BALLOTS ARE FINALLY COUNTED AND THE UNION WINS THE VOTE DECISIVELY.
- The School announces their intention to file more objections to the election and says they will refuse to recognize the union, even if those objections are thrown out.
- Our Union files an Unfair Labor Practice charge with the NLRB.
- The Regional Director throws out the School’s objections, and THE UNION IS CERTIFIED.
- A Bargaining Order is issued.