NLRB schedules representation election (by mail) for Lawrence Journal-World newsroom employees!

The United States of America National Labor Relations Board
has issued a


For “All reporters and copy editors employed by the Employer at its facility located at 1035 3rd Street, Suite 101 B, Lawrence, Kansas, who were employed by the Employer during the payroll period ending November 14, 2020.”

The election will be by secret ballot carried out through the U.S. mail under the supervision of the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Voters “will be allowed to vote without interference, restraint, or coercion. Employees eligible to vote will receive in the mail Instructions to Employees Voting by United States Mail, a ballot, a blue envelope, and a yellow self-addressed envelope needing no postage.”

“The election will be conducted by United States mail. The mail ballots will be mailed to employees employed in the appropriate collective-bargaining unit. At 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2020, ballots will be mailed to voters from the National Labor Relations Board, Subregion 17. Voters must sign the outside of the envelope in which the ballot is returned. Any ballot received in an envelope that is not signed will be automatically void.”

“Those employees who believe that they are eligible to vote and did not receive a ballot in the mail by Friday, December 11, 2020, should communicate immediately with the National Labor Relations Board by calling 913-275-6525.”

“All ballots will be commingled and counted at the Subregion 17 Office on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. In order to be valid and counted, the returned ballots must be received in the Subregion 17 Office prior to the counting of the ballots.”