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  • The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act: Protecting Workers’ Free Choice
    Apr 14, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s rule significantly shortens the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election date by: Giving workers as few ... More
  • Vetoing the Rights of Workers
    Apr 2, 2015  - On Tuesday, the president vetoed a bicameral resolution that would have blocked the National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election rule. By vetoing the measure, the president has signed off on a radical regulatory scheme that will: Restrict the right of employers to speak to employees during a unio... More
  • House, Senate Leaders Denounce President’s Veto of Joint Resolution to Stop NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 31, 2015  - Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) denounced President Obama’s veto today of their Congressional Review Act joint resolution to stop the National... More
  • ICYMI: Press Reports Highlight Legislative Action to Block Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 20, 2015  - Congress recently took action to block the administration’s radical ambush election rule, which undercuts employees’ ability to make informed decisions in union elections while jeopardizing the privacy of workers and their families. Press reports highlight the ambush rule’s unprecedented changes and... More
  • House Votes to Block NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 19, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pension Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following statements after the House passed S. J. Res. 8, a resolution that will block an ambush election rule finalized by the National ... More
  • JFK Opposed Ambush Union Elections
    Mar 19, 2015  - Members of Congress have an important opportunity to protect fundamental rights enjoyed by America’s workers and job creators. That’s the crux of a resolution the House is set to vote on later today that would block a radical rewrite of long-standing policies governing union elections. Under a schem... More
  • Kline Statement on Resolution Blocking Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 19, 2015  - In just a few short weeks, a regulatory scheme that many Americans never heard of will become a reality in almost every private workplace across the country. Today, workers and employers rely on a fair process for union elections. Under the current process, employers have time to raise concerns, and... More
  • Stopping the National Labor Relations Board’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 11, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a new rule that dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s ambush election rule arbitrarily limits the ability of employers to legally prepare for union elections, delays answer... More
  • Kline, Alexander, Johnson Call on NLRB General Counsel to Explain Pursuit of Joint-Employer Cases
    Mar 5, 2015  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate labor committee, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee, today called on National Labor Rel... More
  • Witnesses Support Congressional Effort to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 4, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a legislative hearing today to examine H.J. Res 29, a measure to block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) unprecedented re-write of union election procedures. In December 2014, the NLRB finalized its ambush election rule, whic... More