On Friday, December 12, 2014, the NLRB finalized its new rules governing union election procedures. These new procedures speed up the election process and shorten the time period during which an employer can educate its workers as to the pros and cons of having a union. While this administration, unsurprisingly, has been pro-union, what is disappointing is that in the name of having fair elections, the NLRB is implementing rules that have the opposite effect. The rules should be designed to ensure that employees can make an informed decision as opposed to a quick decision;  the new rules, however, decreases the likelihood that employees will be able to have sufficient information from both sides prior to voting. The NLRB has posted on its website a fact sheet that details the differences between its old procedures and its new procedures.