Big Business & Senate Allies Push To Derail NLRB Rule

All the usual suspects—the Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and retailers—are backing a last ditch effort in the Senate to derail new rules by the NLRB to speed up the process for workers to decide on union representation. The rules are scheduled to go into effect on April 30, 2012. Forty-five senators have signed on to a resolution (S.J. 36) that would, if approved by a simple Senate majority, nullify the new rules, enabling employers to continue endless stalls with appeals and legal loopholes to frustrate union representation. Union members are urged to contact their senators and urge them to vote “no” on S.J. Res. 36. Vote No on CRA Resolution Overturning NLRB Election Rule When workers want to vote on whether to form a union under current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) procedures, they face an outdated, inefficient government process that creates barriers and allows endless delay.  Marathon litigation, frivolous appeals, and duplicative procedures lead to endless delays, leaving workers with no way to enforce their right to vote. For example, current rules allow an employer to delay an election by manufacturing an issue, such as the eligibility of a single worker to participate in an election, and then demand a hearing – even if the outcome would not affect the election results.  After the hearing, appeals can be filed with the full Board in Washington.  All of this legal maneuvering – no matter how frivolous and wasteful – can put off an election for months and even years. In December, 2011, the NLRB issued a rule that makes sensible, modest changes to the current election...

AFL-CIO Affiliated Union’s Officers Support Federal Trasportion Security Officers

In a March 30, 2012 letter addressed to President Obama officers from AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions urged the Obama Administration to confrer on TSO full collective bargaining rights with a binding grievance and arbitration procedure similar to the rights of other federal employees. Transportation Security Officers (TSO) overwhelmingly voted to join the American Federation of Government Employees, AFGE in June 2011. TSO has been in bargaining with the Transportation Security Administration for close to a year since the election, the parties have still not reached an agreement on a contract. The letter was signed by 37 eleted officers of affiliated unions and department heads of the AFL-CIO. Download “Letter TSO Obama” document13.pdf – Downloaded 123 times – 35...

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