House Passes Bill to Curb NLRB, Block Plans to Speed Union Votes

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would block the National Labor Relations Board’s plan to speed the pace for conducting union elections.

The Republican-led House voted 235-188 today for a bill that would delay employee balloting on forming a union until at least 35 days after workers make a request. Businesses say the NLRB’s plan for quicker union elections would limit their chance to make a case against establishing a union. Labor officials say the NLRB proposal removes obstacles that deny workers a chance to vote.

The bill must be passed by the Democratic-Senate, and signed by President Barack Obama -- a union supporter -- to become law.

The bill is H.R. 3094.

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