House, Senate Legislators Introduce Bills to Stop NLRB “Ambush Elections” Rule
Last week, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Congressman John Kline (R-MN), and Congressman Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced legislation to roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recently reintroduced “ambush elections” rulemaking, which would drastically shorten the time period for union elections from the current median of 38 days to as little as 10.
Sponsored by Representative Kline, the “Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act” (H.R. 4320) prohibits elections from being held in fewer than 35 days to allow employers more time to prepare their case on unionization and employees to obtain the necessary information to make an informed vote. Sponsored by Representative Roe, the “Employee Privacy Protection Act” (H.R. 4321) protects worker privacy by granting employees greater control over the disclosure of their personal information to union organizers.
Senator Alexander’s bill S. 2178, also titled the “Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act,” incorporates the provisions of both House bills to preserve free speech and privacy in union elections.
IEC has developed form letters to send to your legislators in support of all three bills. Click here to send a letter to your Representative in support of H.R. 4320 and 4321, and Click here to write your Senators in support of S. 2178.