Big Labor's Assault on Small Business

Date: February 11, 2015

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NFIB Legal Center to Testify Against
Ambush Rule

NFIB will testify before the Committee on Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C.,
February 11, 2015 – Beth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel of NFIB’s Small
Business Legal Center,
 will
provide testimony this morning on how the National Labor Relation Board’s new
election rules will harm small businesses. NFIB had sued and stopped the 2011
rule, and testified before the NLRB in opposition to the reissuance in
2014. 

 “The NLRB is intent
on attacking the country’s most important employers – Main Street businesses,”
said NFIB’s Beth Milito. “The new election rules would make it
nearly impossible for employees to be fully informed about the issues they will
be voting on. It will also weaken the employer’s ability to communicate their
position during the election process.”

Under the new rules,
union representation elections could be held in as few as 14-20 days after the
filing of a union petition.  In 2011, the federal court deemed the NLRB’s
election rule invalid.     

“Union elections are
already held within 30 days of a petition being filed – leaving time for both
unions and employers to make their case, while employees have the opportunity
to make an informed decision. It is clear this NLRB policy change favors
helping union organizers win more certification elections,” said Milito.

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