TN Rep introduces bill to deliver relief from onerous NLRB


The National Labor Relations Board is under fire for attempting to implement job-killing regulations. Their newest regulation to take affect on November 11 would require businesses to post a notice for employees as far as their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. A copy of that notice is here. Part of the notice says under the NLRA you have the right to:

  • Organize a union to negotiate with your employer concerning your wages, hours, and other terms and conditionsof employment.
  • Form, join or assist a union.
  • Bargain collectively through representatives of employees’ own choosing for a contract with your employer setting your wages, benefits, hours, and other working conditions.
  • Discuss your wages and benefits and other terms and conditions of employment or union organizing with your co-workers or a union.
  • Take action with one or more co-workers to improve your working conditions by, among other means, raising work-related complaints directly with your employer or with a government agency, and seeking help from a union.
  • Strike and picket, depending on the purpose or means of the strike or the picketing.
  • Choose not to do any of these activities, including joining or remaining a member of a union.

One Tennessee House Rep takes exception to this. Below is legislation he has introduced in an attempt to counteract this:

WASHINGTON, D.C.Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-04) has introduced H.R.2854, the Employer Free Choice Act. This legislation will repeal a rule promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) forcing employers to prominently display posters containing information on workers’ rights to unionize and bargain collectively. If not repealed, businesses will be required to have the postings completed by November 14, 2011.

“It is unacceptable for the NLRB to force businesses to display posters that serve as nothing more than a de facto endorsement of unionization by the federal government,” said Representative DesJarlais. “If employers want to distribute information on the ways employees can unionize then that should be their choice – not Washington bureaucrats. Clearly, this arbitrary mandate is simply another favor for big labor made possible by their friends in the Obama administration.”

Rep. DesJarlais in a video below explains during an interview with Keith Hayes, executive VP of VIAM Manufacturing, Inc.:

“We take great pride in making sure that our employees fully understand their rights, which includes the right to union representation and the right to choose that representation. We do not need, nor is there a reason for the federal government to force us to advertise on behalf of unions in our facility,” said Keith Hayes.

Accompanying Representative DesJarlais on his visit to VIAM Manufacturing, INC. and helping to lead the conversation on this ruling was Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma), Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

“The issue of organizing is one best left to employees and the businesses concerned. A Federal mandate to guarantee one person or group’s rights over another’s is un-American and another example of an intrusion into the rights of the individual states,” said Rep. Judd Matheny.

This legislation has been referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, of which Representative DesJarlais is a member.

“Millions of American workers are unemployed, yet the Obama labor board continues to pursue an activist agenda that is killing jobs and harming the competitiveness of our workforce. If President Obama won’t hold them accountable, Congress will. I want to thank Dr. DesJarlais for bringing this proposal forward and for his commitment to reversing the job-destroying agenda of the Obama NLRB,” said Representative John Kline, Chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee.

Businesses may visit and fill out this form at American Job Creators to tell Washington how they can deliver effective and efficient regulations to ensure more jobs can be created without onerous demands of those businesses.

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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September 28, 2011 1:37 am

They just keep piling it on. Hope it gets over-turned.