Regular readers are aware that the National Labor Relations Board has been doing the bidding of the labor unions. In addition to proposing rules allowing unions to hand over private employee contact information to unions, the NLRB has been pushing a rule that would allow unions to hold ambush elections because employers would be given little time to communicate with employees. Republicans in Congress have been working on legislation to protect the rights of employers and employees under these rules. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) explained in a piece in The Washington Times.
This new proposal not only hurts small-business growth, but it also strips employees of their right to privacy. Under these proposed regulations, employers would be required to hand over employee’s home addresses, phone numbers and email information to union organizers. Such requirements invade personal privacy and employers would be required to submit their employees’ information, even if the employee does not wish to have their information released.
These new regulations infringe upon the rights of both the employer and the employee. That is why I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate are fighting back. I have co-sponsored a Congressional Review Act (CRA) introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Republican, that would overturn this dangerous NLRB rule. I applaud Mr. Enzi’s efforts to challenge these new regulations and ambush-election rules. The CRA allows the Senate and House to introduce a joint resolution of disapproval. This disapproval is recognized by both chambers of Congress and thus carried forth with the full force of the law to stop a federal agency, such as the NLRB, from implementing unjust regulations and rules. (Read More)
Well, President Obama likes these rules, and White House officials said he will veto any such legislation.
But the Obama administration defended the NLRB rule as “commonsense” and said it would “ensure that workers deciding if they wish to be represented by a union have a fair vote in a reasonable amount of time.”
“If the president is presented with a Resolution of Disapproval that would reverse these measures adopted by the NLRB, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the Resolution,” the administration said Monday in a statement of policy. (Read More)
Once again, Obama’s doing the bidding of his big-money, big-labor donors.