The mail-ballot process has allegedly been abused by the National Labor Relations Board to favor pro-union election outcomes. According to Neil Bradley of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, such abuses include:
- NLRB agents secretly coordinating with unions to arrange for in-person voting by union supporters during a mail-in ballot,
- Giving unions non-public information about vote counts so they could target employees,
- Generally collaborating with unions to produce the desired outcome in elections.
According to Bradley’s letter to NLRB Inspector General David Berry, these abuses were revealed by an NLRB whistleblower.
A letter sent to NLRB Chairperson Lauren McFadden by the House Committee on Education and Labor (instigated by Republicans Rick Allen of Georgia and Virginia Foxx of North Carolina) called on the board to toss the outdated test used during the pandemic to warrant a mail ballot election, and return to in-person voting.