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Members of Congress sponsored three bills intended to reverse key elements of the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule, which would dramatically shorten the amount of time between when a union files a representation petition and when an election takes place, as well as require employers to submit their employees’ personal contact information to union organizers.

The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 4320), introduced by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), would require at least 35 days before a union election can take place and would give employers at least14 days to prepare their case before an NLRB election officer. The Election Privacy Protection Act, introduced by Health Employment Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), would allow workers to control disclosure of their personal information. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced a bill in the Senate (S. 2178) that establishes the same time periods and privacy protections as the House bills. All three pieces of legislation await further action in their respective committees.

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