IEC Applauds House Rejection of “Ambush Election” Rule

The United States House of Representatives today approved a resolution (S.J. Res. 8) to overturn the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “Ambush Election” rule. The resolution, approved by the United States Senate on March 4, passed by a vote of 232-186 and would completely nullify the NLRB’s rule for expedited union elections.

“Congress has done its part to protect the current union election procedures that have been in place for decades,” says Jason Todd, IEC’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “IEC now calls on the President to protect a process that’s been fair for small business and their employees for years and reject this ‘quickie’ election rule.”

Under the rule, election for union certification could be held in as little as 10 days, giving electrical contractors little time to prepare and educate its employees. The resolution is currently scheduled to take effect on April 14, 2015.

A lawsuit is also pending in D.C. Federal District Court filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which IEC is a founding member, to halt implementation of the ambush election policy.