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Effective October 21, 2019, parties to unfair labor practice or representation cases processed in NLRB Regional Offices must submit all written statements, correspondence, position statements, documentary or any other evidence through the Agency’s electronic filing system (E-Filing). 

Click on the NLRB’s NEW My Account Portal Link to

·        Create an account or access your existing  E-Filing account

·        View your E-Filing History

·        E-File documents in a case or inquiry to which you are a party

·        Manage the contact information associated with your account.

Annual Review of Revised R-Case Rules

On April 14, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board marked one year since the implementation of its revised rules governing representation-case procedures, which became effective April 14, 2015. These rules were designed to remove unnecessary barriers to the fair and expeditious resolution of representation cases, simplify representation-case procedures, codify best practices, and make them more transparent and uniform across regions.  Addressing discrete, specifically identified problems, the Board’s updated representation case rules sought to streamline Board processes, increase transparency and uniformity across regions, eliminate or reduce unnecessary litigation, duplication, and delay, and modernize the Board’s rules on documents and communications in light of current communications technology.

The following tables represent a side-by-side comparison of representation case filings, processing, and results under the first year of the new rules, as compared with the same period one year prior.


Petitions Filed:
  4/14/15 - 4/14/16 4/14/14 - 4/14/15
Total Petitions Filed: 2674 2792
RC:  2144 2141
RD:  337 436
RM:  49 56
UC:  78 79



Median Days between Petition Filing and:
  4/14/15 - 4/14/16 4/14/14 - 4/14/15
Pre-Election Hearing: 10 14
Election Agreement: 8 11
Election: 24 38
With Election Agreement:   23 38
With Directed Election:   34 64
Certification: 35 50



Median Days between Petition Filing and:
  4/14/15 - 4/14/16 4/14/14 - 4/14/15
Election by Case Type:    
RC Petitions:  23 38
RD Petitions:  25 37
RM Petitions:  26 38



Election Results:
  4/14/15 - 4/14/16 4/14/14 - 4/14/15

Union Win Rate in Case

with Certified Results:

65% 66%
RC Petitions:  70% 71%
RD Petitions:  41% 40%
RM Petitions:  29% 39%



Other Statistical Highlights:
  4/14/15 - 4/14/16 4/14/14 - 4/14/15
Election Agreement Rate: 92% 92%

Petitions Blocked by 

Unfair Labor Practice Charges:

107 194


Note: The figures above represent data pulled during the week of April 18, 2016.

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