Senate Passes Measure to Block Ambush Election Rule

Senate lawmakers on March 4 passed S.J. Res. 8 to block the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule. The House is now expected to take up a companion resolution, H.J. Res. 29, after lawmakers return from recess March 16.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, has been working to stop the NLRB from moving forward with its election rule, which 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.

Resolution sponsor Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in a statement that the NLRB’s rule allows a union to force an election “before an employer has a chance to figure out what is going on.” 

The President is expected to veto the measure if it passes both chambers. 

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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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