Big day for big labor as NLRB, anti-NLRB forces square off

by News on November 30, 2011

in Federal Legislation, Pro Worker Legislation

By C.J. Ciaramella/The Daily Caller

One way or the other, Wednesday will be a big day for organized labor in the United States.

The National Labor Relations Board will vote today on a scaled-back version of its controversial new election rules for unions. At the same time, a bill blocking that very rule — and others, recently approved by the NLRB — is expected to reach the floor of the House of Representatives.

And in New Hampshire, Republicans are expected to try to establish the 23rd right-to-work state by overturning their Democratic governor’s veto.

On Capitol Hill, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, introduced by Minnesota GOP Rep. John Kline, will likely reach the floor of the House. It would block two NLRB rules passed earlier this year. One rule shortens the required time for a union election, while the other decreases the number of workers needed to form a union.

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