The National Labor Relations Board’s “quickie election” proposal has received a nearly unprecedented backlash from Americans nationwide.

If the NLRB finalizes its proposed rule, the time between when union organizers file a petition and when an election takes place would be shortened to just 7–10 days. Traditionally, unionizing elections are held up to six weeks after organizers meet the petition requirements for one.

But since the Board published its proposed rule change in the Federal Register on June 22, more than 17,000 public comments have come in. Most of them are critical of the proposal. Members of the public can comment through August 22.

“We now have 17,000 Americans on the record essentially agreeing with President Obama: that the job-killing agencies in his administration need to stop wrecking the economy with new anti-business, anti-jobs regulations,” Fred Wszolek of the Workforce Fairness Institute told The Daily Caller.

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