On Tuesday, the Senate passed legislation nullifying a regulation passed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which would have given companies less time to prepare for a union vote by its workers.
The Senate voted 53 to 46 approving S.J. 8 Wednesday. If signed into law, the bill would nullify the so-called ‘ambush election’ regulation passed by the NLRB in December. The regulation, slated to go into effect on April 14, would reduce the time employers have to get ready for a union vote from 38 days to 11 days.
The Hill pointed out the GOP utilized the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to nullify regulations with a simple majority in both chambers. It cannot be filibustered or amended.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. One of the bill’s cosponsors, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., praised the bill ahead of the vote in a press release Tuesday.
“My business experience has shown me that both transparency and trust are essential elements of a strong workplace, and the NLRB’s encouragement of ambush union elections undermines both,” Perdue said.
“A majority of Senators have joined to condemn this ruling, and I will work with all of them to make sure that employers and employees alike have the opportunity to work and contribute to our economy without fear of their personal information being exposed, and with a fair shake under the law.”
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., condemned the bill in a floor speech Tuesday. “Instead of talking about how to create jobs and help working families who are struggling, Republicans would rather roll back workers’ rights to gain a voice at the bargaining table,” Murray said.
The White House has signaled that if the bill overturning the ‘ambush election’ comes to President Obama’s desk, he will issue a veto.
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