(Lori Piotrowski) – One of the reasons unions are so effective is because they never give up on an issue. Much like a dog pulling on his chew toy, union reps tug and tug and tug until they pull it out of their opponents’ hands. Today, however, unions and the National Labor Relations Board, are letting go of an issue. This is likely to be a temporary slow down.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been working to rewrite union election rules to benefit Big Labor. Is anyone surprised? These new rules will work against employees as well as employers.
The NLRB, which is to have five members, currently has only three—two Democrats and one Republican. The Democrats have been trying to ram through the dangerous Ambush Election rule.
The proposed ambush election rule would shorten the amount of time between when a union calls an election, and when that election is actually held. Currently, employers are typically afforded a month in which they educate their employees about the pros and cons of unionization. By silencing employers, this rule will allow the NLRB to hold an election only ten days after the union informs the employer of its intent to unionize.
In addition, this is only ten days in which employees may learn about the benefits of union membership as well as its handicaps.
House Republicans have introduced the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act to counter the NLRB and the unions. Sign a petition telling your Representative to support this bill.
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