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by News on November 30, 2011

in Federal Legislation, Pro Worker Legislation

By Tina Korbe/

On a conference call with bloggers this afternoon, Congressman John Kline (R-Minn.) pinned the blame on President Obama for an out-of-control National Labor Relations Board and urged his colleagues in Congress to pass the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, which would address certain disastrous NLRB decisions.

“President Obama — this is his board,” Kline said. “He is supporting this if he’s not willing to step in there and help put some reins on what I think is a runaway board.”

In recent weeks, the NLRB has rushed to pass a rule that would shorten the unionization election process. Snap elections would allow union representatives ample time to make the case for unionization, but limit the amount of time business representatives would have to make the case against unionization. Kline’s Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act would ensure that no union election takes place less than 35 days after it is called, restoring to workers their right to hear both sides of the story.

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