By Karl Dickey/West Palm Beach Libertarian Examiner
Yesterday the International Franchise Association (IFA) urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act sponsored by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), legislation that would block controversial moves by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to allow “ambush” union organizing elections and the formation of micro-unions.
“Recent NLRB actions dramatically tipped the scales in favor of unions at the expense of franchise small business owners and job creators in every congressional district in America,” said Judith Thorman, IFA Senior Vice President for Government Relations & Public Policy. “We call on all members of the House to vote in favor of this legislation to protect workers’ rights to information about union representation and to re-establish the important balance struck by the National Labor Relations Act between unions, employers and their workers.”