Each week, we post a thought-provoking question for your consideration. Here’s our last question, along with your answers . . .
In seeking to represent a unit of 100 employees, what is the least number of votes a union could receive and still win an NLRB election?
a. 50 (10%)
b. 51 (63%)
c. 1 (11%)
d. 30 (16%)
Believe it or not, the correct answer is “c”: one is all it takes. A union only needs to win a simple majority of the votes cast to win an election. Thus, if only one employee votes — and votes in favor of the union — the union wins.
Our viewers are now batting a respectable .556 (25 right, 20 wrong) on our weekly questions. The next one will be coming your way soon.
As always, thanks for your participation!