Wednesday, September 7, 2011

National Labor Relations Board - #3226 - House Moving to Stop "Quickie Union Elections - Hot Air

If you had to give a back to school assignment to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concerning, “What I did on my summer vacation,” they would have quite a list to pick from. Among their various transgressions is a proposal to significantly alter current union representation election procedures, giving both employers and workers virtually no time to react and prepare before a union is suddenly summoned into being. Now that Congress is returning from their break, one of the first items on the agenda of House Republicans will apparently be to put the brakes on this plan.  House Republicans paint target on NLRB’s proposed union election rules  House Republicans plan to move on legislation in the coming weeks to block a proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that will speed up union elections.  The proposal, backed by labor but heavily criticized by business groups, was tagged as one of the 10 most harmful regulations proposed by the Obama administration in a memo sent by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to House Republicans this week.  The hope is to move forward in the coming weeks with a proposal that will rein in the NLRB, and protect employers’ right to free speech and workers’ ability to make a fully-informed decision in a union election,” a House Republican aide told The Hill.  Read more........

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