According to that same regulatory schedule, it would appear that the final repeal of so-called ambush elections will be completed by the end of the year as well. The NLRB plans to issue a final rule repealing the 2014 Obama rule which dramatically shortened the timeframe for union organizing within private companies by eliminating the 25-day waiting period between the filing of a union representation election and when that election must be held. In addition, the ambush or quickie election rule, which took effect in April 2015, also required employers to provide union organizers with private employee contact information. One lingering issue with the repeal effort that could lead to legal challenges is the manner by which the repeal was initiated. In 2017, the Trump NLRB issued a request for information, rather than a proposed rulemaking and some contend that adoption of a final rule without first issuing proposed rule violates the Administrative Procedures Act. That is the very essence of government bureaucratic red tape, isn’t it?