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US Chamber applauds vote on ambush election rule

March 13, 2015

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randel K. Johnson issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s vote on S.J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act resolution, to overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush election” rule:

“The NLRB needs a reminder that it should protect the right of American workers to join unions—not use its regulatory power to manipulate that choice—and the vote in the Senate to overturn the NLRB’s ‘ambush election’ rule sends that signal.

“This rule is a tool to facilitate union elections, not to protect workers, and shines a spotlight on the Board’s focus, which is to increase union membership rolls at almost any cost. It overturns well-settled policy, unfairly favors unions, strips employers of basic legal rights, threatens worker privacy, and has left the employer community with no recourse other than to sue.

“We applaud the Senate’s efforts and urge the House to quickly pass this resolution and send it to President Obama’s desk.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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