On April 12, 2007, the Board heard public comments on the proposed regulations concerning proof of support and revocation of proof of support. Union supporters turned out in force and were unanimously opposed to the regulations. Most speakers objected to even the concept of allowing an employee to change his or her mind and revoke proof of support. So employees beware – signing that union authorization card is a lot like joining a fitness club – once you join, you’re stuck with it until you die.
After the close of the public comment period, the Board took the matter under submission to consider the comments. The Board has one year from the publication of the notice to take action, so the Board possible could adopt the regulations at its next meeting. If the Board decides to make substantial modifications, it must issue a new notice and provide another opportunity for written comments.