House Committee to Examine NLRB "Ambush Election" Rule

Published March 4th, 2014 -  - 03.04.14


On Wednesday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m., the House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Culture of Union Favoritism: The Return of the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule.”

On February 6, the National Labor Relations Board issued a proposed rule that the Committee believes will dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections.  As a result of the board’s proposal, the Committee believes that the ability of employers to communicate with employees will be severely restricted and the right of workers to make an informed decision in union elections will be crippled.  Wednesday’s hearing will provide members the opportunity to examine the proposed rule and its effects on workers and employers.

To learn more about this hearing, visit http://edworkforce.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=371669.

To watch the archived webcast, visit http://edworkforcehouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=238.

Witness List:

Mrs. Doreen S. Davis
Partner — Jones Day
New York, NY

Mr. Steve Browne  (Testifying on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management)
Executive Director of Human Resources — LaRosa
Cincinnati, OH

Ms. Caren Spencer
Attorney — Weinberg, Roger, and Rosenfeld
Alameda, CA

Mr. William Messenger
Staff Attorney — National Right to Work Legal Foundation
Springfield, VA

Updated 3/5/2014 with links to testimony.

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