The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week finalized changes to union representation election rules that will prevent unions from blocking decertification elections indefinitely as they have been able to do for the past 8 or so years. Under the Obama administration, the NLRB allowed unions to file unfair labor practice charges to create doubt about the validity of the election petition. With the charge pending, any decertification election that might have been in the works was effectively blocked until the unfair labor allegation was adjudicated. Under this latest final rulemaking, ballots may now still be voted and counted rather than impounded while the parties wait for the issue to be resolved.