Coalition Urges Senate to Approve Resolution Nullifying Ambush Election Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the Senate to immediately approve S.J. Res. 8, which would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule.

In a letter sent to Sen. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee who introduced the legislation, the coalition said the rule poses a threat to employees and employers by effectively denying employees’ access to critical information about unions, trampling on employee privacy rights and stripping employers of free speech and due process rights.

This “ambush” election rule is nothing more than the Board’s attempt to placate organized labor by effectively denying employees’ access to critical information about unions,” the coalition wrote.

The NLRB on Dec. 12 issued a final elections rule that dramatically shortens the time frame for businesses to hold union elections to as little as 14 days. The rule dictates procedures for workplace elections that determine whether employees want to be represented by a union.

The "ambush" election rule will go into effect April 14 unless a court or Congress blocks enforcement.

Earlier this year, the CDW filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the NLRB from moving forward with the rule.

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Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman

Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman develops and executes communications strategies to advance NATSO’s public relations and advocacy goals. Tiffany also develops and oversees partnerships related to the NATSO Foundation’s public outreach initiatives. Tiffany lives in the D.C. metro area with her husband and their two sons.More
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