***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Mark Up the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 18, 2013
On Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m., the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), will mark up the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). The markup will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
In 2012, President Obama made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the U.S. Senate was not in recess. Efforts to overturn board rulings were initiated in various federal courts on the basis that the board itself was no longer legitimate, creating a cloud of uncertainty over the board’s activities.
On January 25, 2013 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held unanimously in Noel Canning vs. NLRB that the president’s so-called recess appointments are constitutionally invalid. Any recent or future board decision is constitutionally suspect and open to challenge in court. The AFL-CIO recently stated the ruling has “seriously undermined enforcement of the law.” In response to the legal turmoil the president’s appointment scheme has created, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) introduced the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act.
The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act :
To learn more about this markup, visit www.republicans-edlabor.house.gov/markups.
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