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Bills Amending ‘Ambush’ Election Rule Receive Hearing

Posted in: Capital Watch

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on three pieces of legislation that would bring common sense reforms to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ‘Ambush’ Election rule, one of IEC's priority legislative issues.

The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776) would provide employers enough time to prepare for an election as well as educate their employees. In addition, they would protect employee privacy by allowing employees to choose what form of contact information their employer would provide the union.

The Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 2775) would protect employee privacy by permitting employees to choose what form of contact information their employer would provide a union. 

And lastly, the Employee Rights Act (H.R. 2723) would, among other things, require a secret ballot election to determine whether or not employees want to be represented by a union and require elections be held in certified and recognized unions that have experienced turnover or expansion in excess of 50 percent.

IEC supports all three pieces of legislation and will continue to work to move each through the legislative process. Click here to view IEC’s statement on this hearing.