House Republicans Defend Commonsense Workforce Protections
Members Urge Support for H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. | November 18, 2011 -
Today, the House of Representatives held a procedural debate on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, legislation that will defend employers’ free speech and workers’ free choice. This commonsense bill will restore long-standing workforce protections and prevent the activist National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from imposing sweeping changes on our workplaces.
Despite Democrat claims to the contrary, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act safeguards the rights of workers and employers. Education and the Workforce Committee Republicans joined today’s debate to urge their colleagues to support this responsible legislation.
Watch Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) explain how H.R. 3094 protects employers’ free speech:
“[This is] yet another bill to reduce government interference in job creation by reinstating the traditional standards for union organizing elections and ensuring that employees’ and employers’ voices are heard.”
Watch Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) discuss the ways the bill ensures workers’ right to privacy:
“This bill says that the employee gets to decide, just their name and what other way they want to get contacted. I think that’s fair. I think that’s right. Let the employee decide.”
Watch Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) describe the need to rein in NLRB actions that are jeopardizing workers’ free choice:
“By promoting rush elections and ruling that elections can take place in as little as 10 days, the NLRB severely limits the opportunity for workers to hear all sides of the issue and make an informed decision.”
While Democrats stand by the extreme agenda of their Big Labor allies, House Republicans continue fighting for the rights of workers and job-creators. The House is expected to vote on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act in the coming weeks.
For more information about the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, click here.