FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lauren Zelt
March 27, 2014 202-677-7060
WFI Responds To Congress Taking On “Ambush” Elections
Co-Equal Branch Must Stop Obama Administration Payback To Union Bosses
Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2014) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today responded to the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate:
“The National Labor Relations Board has become little more than a vehicle to payback the union bosses who bankrolled President Obama’s campaigns. As evidence of that, the Obama Labor Board recently re-proposed a rule that will radically alter the way workplace elections are held despite ample evidence the current process is fair and effective,” said Fred Wszolek, spokesperson for the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI). “In response to this gross overreach by the Obama Administration, the Congress has decided to act and we applaud their efforts. Legislation introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate will ensure workers are able to make an informed decision and not be forced into unions. Employees, not the NLRB, will also be able to decide for themselves what personal contact information is provided to labor organizers during union elections. These are critical workplace protections that should be supported by both the Democrats and Republicans interested in defending the rights of workers across the country instead of catering to a special interest in Washington, D.C.”
U.S. House & Senate Legislation Addressing “Ambush” Elections Introduced:
“House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN), today introduced legislation that will protect the rights of workers and employers by rolling back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial ambush election rule.” (Press Release, “House, Senate Leaders Introduce Legislative Response to NLRB Ambush Election Rule,” U.S. House Committee On Education & The Workforce, 3/27/14)
The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit: https://www.workforcefairness.com.
To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Lauren Zelt at (202) 677-7060.