Stop the NLRB's Aggressive Agenda
Contact Your Members of Congress on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act -Stop the NLRB’s Aggressive Agenda
There is a vote expected the week of November 28th on the “Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act” (H.R. 3094). Over the past several months, the National Labor Relations
Board (NLRB) has issued decisions and proposed rules which will harm employer-employee relations and the ability of employers to create much-needed jobs. H.R. 3094 will prevent
the chilling effect on job creation from the NLRB’s actions.
The NLRB recently indicated that it would give employers as few as 10 days to communicate with their employees between the time they learn that a union is trying to
organize the workforce and the election. These new rules are not needed. Currently more than 95% of elections occur within two months and unions already win more than 65% of all
organizing elections. The bottom-line is that the NLRB’s actions undermine employer-employee relations.
In August, the NLRB also adopted a new standard for determining which group or “unit” of employees will vote in the union election. This new standard makes it almost
impossible for anyone to challenge the bargaining unit chosen by the union. The decision will divide employees.
In order to rein in the NLRB’s aggressive agenda, Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, introduced H.R. 3094 addressing
both of these unnecessary and damaging NLRB decisions. This legislation guarantees an employer’s ability to participate in a fair union election by establishing a 14 day timeframe
for an employer to prepare a case to be heard by the NLRB. It ensures employees are able to make fully informed decisions by providing that no union election will be held in less
than 35 days. It would also reestablish decades of law by reinstating the standard by which employees vote in the union elections, preventing the possibility of several “micro-
unions” at one facility.
Please contact your member of Congress urging them to support H.R. 3094. It is critical that employers make it clear to Congress that the NLRB’s actions are damaging your
ability to create and retain jobs.