Bill Introduced to Stop NLRB Election Rule Changes

October 12, 2011

On Oct. 5,  House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) introduced theWorkforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). It is designed to to prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing major proposed changes that were included in their recent notice of proposed rulemaking.

The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act would:

  • Provide employers at least 14 days to prepare their case at a NLRB election hearing. (section 2 of the bill).
  • Provide that no NLRB election will be held in less than 35 days after filing of the petition (section ).
  • Reinstates the traditional standard for determining which employees will be eligible to vote in the union election.
  • Provides that eligible voters must select in writing what sort of personal contact information they want released to the petitioning union in addition to their name.

NSBA supports the legislation and will be submitting a statement in support and lobbying for passage. Please click here for more on NSBA’s response to the initial NLRB proposed rulemaking.

Hearings were held on the legislation on October 12. Please click here for more details.

Please click here to view the complete bill.

Please click here to view Rep. Kline’s fact sheet.