US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

Alexander Statement on NLRB Plan to Approve “Ambush Elections”

Wednesday, February 05, 2014Liz Wolgemuth 202-228-4729

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate labor committee, today released the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s intentions to finalize its rule authorizing “ambush elections,” which shorten the length of time in which a labor union certification is held to as little as 10 days:

“Ambush elections are one more example of how the Obama National Labor Relations Board continues to be more of a union advocate than an umpire. The D.C. Federal District Court already struck down the administration’s last attempt to rush through ambush elections. This latest effort is a political power play on behalf of unions that makes an end run around employers and forces workers to make decisions without all of the facts.”

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