A Washington federal appeals court on Thursday weighed a challenge to an Obama-era labor rule that let employees speed up how quickly they hold union elections.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit considered an appeal from UPS Ground Freight Inc. that challenges a bargaining unit certified by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board. The labor board’s adoption of the so-called “quickie” or “ambush” election rule in 2015 drew cries from the business community.

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