By a 53-46 party-line vote on March 4, the GOP-run Senate voted to kill the National Labor Relations Board’s planned union elections rule update. The same day, the highly partisan GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on an identical measure. But even if the House agrees, the scheme will fail, as President Barack Obama (D) said he would veto the bill – and the Senate tally shows enough votes to uphold his veto...click below to read more.
“The NLRB’s representation case procedures rule helps to level the playing field for workers,” a White House statement said. The NLRB approved its updated union elections rule by a 3-2 party-line vote in December. If it stands, it will take effect starting April 14. The rule would allow unions and businesses to file election documents and other documents electronically, improve access to voting lists, roll all corporate objections to an election into one post-election hearing, and would set strict time limits for company challenges to the balloting.
- Mark Gruenberg, PAI Staff Writer