Manufacturers Applaud Senate Action on the NLRB’s “Ambush Elections” Rule

Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger released the following statement on the Senate passage of S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution to disapprove the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule regarding representation election procedures:

“This vote sends a clear message to the Obama Administration that Congress will not stand idly by while the NLRB’s aggressive agenda seeks to uproot longstanding labor policy. Manufacturers across the United States applaud this rebuke of an ‘ambush elections’ rule that robs employees of the ability to gather the facts needed to make an important and informed decision like whether or not to join a union and denies employers proper time to prepare. Manufacturers are tired of being the target of misinformed federal policy and unnecessarily restrictive regulations.”

In January, the NAM joined numerous other organizations to file suit to stop the NLRB from moving forward with this rule.


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