Senate Bill Would Overhaul NLRB Voting Rules

A bill to undo a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule ensuring workers can freely and fairly exercise their right to join a union is headed for a vote in the Senate this week.

In December, the NLRB issued new rules that would make union representation elections fairer by simplifying procedures, deferring litigation and setting shorter deadlines for hearings and filings. Currently, when workers petition the NLRB for an election, it can take months and even years before they can cast a vote. Companies often use this time to threaten, scare and discourage workers from voting. Many hire “union-busting” consulting firms that assist the company in deterring employees.

Republican members of Congress, trying to pay back their corporate donors by slashing workers’ rights, are attempting to ram through a resolution to undo the new union election rules.

Click here to tell your Senator to vote “no” on S.J. Resolution 36 and protect workers’ right to vote.