The NLRB has undertaken a radical agenda including giving union bosses who have a long history of violence and intimidation the personal contact information of workers including their home addresses and phone numbers. It’s simply wrong to disclose fundamentally private information to labor organizers without the permission of the worker as they will be put at risk and exposed to extortion and coercion. Also, there are no guarantees that employee information won’t be sold to others. No one other than employers who were provided the information for situations such as emergencies has a right to such personal information. Importantly, the joint resolution of disapproval will ensure current law is maintained meaning employers will not be forced to provide proprietary information such as email addresses to union organizers within two days of a petition being filed.
Next, the NLRB supports the formation of “micro-unions,” which would create division, discord and disharmony in American workplaces as these little unions would negotiate against one another, while business owners would become entangled in an expensive mess of union red tape and competing demands. Once workplaces are infiltrated with multiple collective bargaining units made up of as few as two employees, the human resources, legal and administrative costs would be so great that many employers would be forced to close or risk insolvency.
The time is quickly approaching where members of the upper chamber will demonstrate to their constituents where they stand on unfair labor laws that increase unemployment and force workers into unions. The “ambush” election rule doesn’t even allow employees or employers the opportunity to defend themselves against union drives executed by expert labor organizers seeking to boost their dues-paying membership and increase their political power. In closing the window for workplace elections, employers simply won’t have the time and resources to seek and obtain counsel in an effort to fairly represent their side, while workers will be pressured into making a life-changing decision affecting their livelihoods without the necessary information. The Workforce Fairness Institute, our members and supporters, and business groups across the nation will be watching how Senators vote this spring on the joint resolution of disapproval undoing the NLRB’s “ambush” election rule.
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