President Obama has requested a funding increase for the National Labor Relations Board of 1.3% over existing levels in his just-released proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

The proposed budget assumes more than 1,000 more unfair labor practice cases and 140 representation cases will be filed in the next fiscal year than were filed in FY 2014.  The Board’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.

It will be interesting to see the estimated representation case filings for FY 2016 in the next proposed budget if the NLRB’s proposed “quickie” election rule becomes final and effective this year.