Ambush Elections Bushwhacked
House fights pro-union election rule
The Center for Worker Freedom (CWF) and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) supported S. J. Resolution 8, which passed the House on March 19 with a vote of 232-186. S. J. Resolution 8 nullifies the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule, which the Board hopes will take effect on April 14, 2015.
The ambush election rule would allow representation elections to be held just 10 days after a petition was filed, which is drastically shorter than the current 39 day average. Speeding up the election process would provide inadequate time for workers to have a fully informed debate and ultimately make it much easier for unions to organize the workplace.
Though S. J. Resolution 8 made it out of the Senate earlier this month, there was not enough margin to override President Obama’s promised veto.
CWF and ATR sent a letter to the House of Representatives on March 16, 2015 urging each member to support the resolution.