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  • JFK Opposed Ambush Union Elections
    Mar 19, 2015  - Members of Congress have an important opportunity to protect fundamental rights enjoyed by America’s workers and job creators. That’s the crux of a resolution the House is set to vote on later today that would block a radical rewrite of long-standing policies governing union elections. Under a schem... More
  • Kline Statement on Resolution Blocking Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 19, 2015  - In just a few short weeks, a regulatory scheme that many Americans never heard of will become a reality in almost every private workplace across the country. Today, workers and employers rely on a fair process for union elections. Under the current process, employers have time to raise concerns, and... More
  • Stopping the National Labor Relations Board’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 11, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a new rule that dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s ambush election rule arbitrarily limits the ability of employers to legally prepare for union elections, delays answer... More
  • Kline, Alexander, Johnson Call on NLRB General Counsel to Explain Pursuit of Joint-Employer Cases
    Mar 5, 2015  - Rep. John Kline (R-MN), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate labor committee, and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee, today called on National Labor Rel... More
  • Witnesses Support Congressional Effort to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 4, 2015  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions held a legislative hearing today to examine H.J. Res 29, a measure to block the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) unprecedented re-write of union election procedures. In December 2014, the NLRB finalized its ambush election rule, whic... More
  • Kline, Ryan, Upton Respond to King v. Burwell Oral Arguments
    Mar 4, 2015  - Chairmen John Kline (R-MN), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Fred Upton (R-MI) responded to today’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the King v. Burwell case. The chairmen, who attended this morning’s oral arguments, are leading the House Republican working group to develop a plan to replace the president’s hea... More
  • ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Committee Examines Resolution to Block NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 3, 2015  - On Wednesday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), will hold a legislative hearing entitled, “H.J. Res. 29, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by... More
  • Congressional Leaders Urge the President to take Action on Ports Dispute
    Feb 18, 2015  - Dear Mr. President: We write today to urge you to act quickly to ensure our nation's ports remain open to commerce. The ongoing labor dispute at our West Coast ports has disrupted our nation's transportation network, supply chain, and, most significantly, our broader economy. Unfortunately, the dis... More
  • House, Senate Leaders Move to Stop NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Feb 9, 2015  - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) today began an effort to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its “ambush election”... More
  • Committee Leaders Respond To NLRB Ambush Election Rule
    Dec 12, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chair Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a new rule speeding up the union election process: Af... More