Ambush Election Reforms Pass Out of Committee

On June 29, 2017, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved two bills that would modify the ‘Ambush’ Election rule implemented under the Obama administration. The first bill, the Workforce Fairness and Democracy Act (H.R. 2776), would mandate that no union election will be held in less than 35 days, while also giving employers at least 14 days to prepare their case before a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). It would also require the NLRB to determine the appropriate group of employees to include in the union before the union is certified, as well as address any questions of voter eligibility.

The second bill, the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 2775), would give employees control over how much and what type of contact information is made available to unions in an organizing campaign.

IEC will continue to work with Congress to move these critical reforms through the legislative process. IEC’s letter of support for these bills can be found here.