A proactive educational approach that begins as early as during orientation can help counteract the shortened grace period for union elections under new rules by the National Labor Relations Board, experts say. Hoteliers also need to focus on card-check neutrality and try to monitor worker sentiments through employee-satisfaction surveys. "You want to be a good leader, treat employers with respect so that if there is card-check neutrality, employees don't want a union. That still stands today," said David Sherwyn, professor of law at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
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