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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Contractors Across Northeast Learn About Obama's Radical NLRB

Yesterday, Electrical Contractors from New Jersey and across the Northeast Region attended a full day Seminar on the Obama NLRB's radical rule-making. The seminar included the new NLRB Ambush Election and Micro Election rules, both of which circumvent Congress just as the President said he was going to do. Attendees learning that if the NLRB and their radical agenda are not reigned in the Employee Free Choice Act (Card Check) could be in their future. 

These issues are so dangerous and important to small businesses across the Northeast that the Seminar was sold out and another is planned to accommodate the overflow and those that were unable to attend. 

For example, in construction Micro Elections could result in Apprentices being organized by a union separately. Apprentices could be easy pickings for a union making promises they don't have the power to keep. It is expected that Unions that are successful in organizing Apprentices, would worry about organizing Journeyman later. 
The Ambush Election Rule removes the average 24 days for the NLRB to conduct an Election and reduces that time dramatically to possibly 10 days or less. This would leave an employer with little time to conduct a counter campaign to protect what they have spent their life building. 

The Senate S.J. Res 36  and the House H.J. Res 103 have resolutions pending that would rein in some of the wild rule-making by Obama's radical NLRB. Both of which are intended to nullify the NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule. Senators Enzi and Isakson and Representatives Kline, Roe and Gingrey introduced the resolutions in accordance with the Congressional Review Act (CRA).  The CRA establishes special streamlined congressional procedures for disapproving regulations.  If Congress passes a joint resolution disapproving the NLRB’s Ambush Rule and the resolution becomes law, the rule cannot take effect.

We expect a vote on the resolutions in the next 8 weeks. To ensure the best possible outcome, we must generate support for the resolutions.  
The following organizations have agreed to sign on to a letter supporting the resolutions to be sent to Congress.
  • Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • International Foodservice Distributors Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
  • National Retail Federation
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association
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