VIDEO RELEASE: Kline and Roe Urge Colleagues to Support H.R. 1120
WASHINGTON, D.C. | April 12, 2013
Right now, the House is considering the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act(H.R. 1120). The legislation responds to the ongoing legal chaos surrounding the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the wake of President Obama's 2012 non-recess recess appointments by requiring the board to cease activity until the issues involving the current board are settled.
Moments ago, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) urged their colleagues to support H.R. 1120 to prevent the NLRB from exacerbating the current legal uncertainty that is harmful to workers and employers across the country:
This is the reality we now face: Unions, employers, and workers are forced to spend more time and money defending themselves before the board and in federal court. Our nation has relied upon the board for more than 75 years. Never has it faced this level of confusion and uncertainty…The legislation before us today simply tells the board to stop exacerbating a problem that is already wreaking havoc across the country.
We need the certainty, both labor and management, to move forward. This is a very confusing time. I would ask support for this bill.
To learn more about the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act, click here.