Congresswoman Susan Davis Votes to Uphold a Fair and Modern Union Election Process

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Washington, DC, March 19, 2015 | comments

Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) supported a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule making the workplace election process more fair, efficient and modern. Davis voted against an effort in the House to undo the ruling.

“The NLRB ruling is a modest update to the union election process and standardizes practices that have already been in place in some regions,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Workers deserve a fair chance to have a vote on whether or not to form a union that is free of manipulation and delays from either side.”

In an effort to reduce unnecessary lawsuits, the NLRB ruling streamlines the union election process. It brings the process into the 21st Century by facilitating the use of electronic communications and document filing. The rule will save both time and money for employers, employees, unions, the NLRB, and ultimately, taxpayers.

History shows a correlation between protecting workers’ rights and creating a strong middle class and raising workers’ wages.

The Congressional Review Act of 1996 allows Congress to block actions by federal agencies with the enactment of a joint resolution, in this case S. J. Res. 8. The House passed the joint resolution, 232-186, following a Senate vote of 53 to 46. S. J. Res. 8 will be sent to the President, who is expected to veto it.

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