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House Passes Bill to stop 'Ambush Elections' and 'Micro Unions'

Friday, December 2, 2011

(American Meat Institute)

In a bipartisan vote of 235-188,  the House of Representatives November 30  passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094).  The legislation is a response to recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to speed up the pace of labor elections and allow for unionization by smaller groups, rather than entire communities of interest. 


HR 3094 would require that no election can occur until at least 35 days have passed since the petition has been filed for an election.  The NLRB is also required to go back to the regular ‘community of interest’ definition when determining the appropriate employees eligible for unionization.  AMI signed a letter, along with 243 other private and state organizations, to show support for the bill. 


To view AMI’s letter in support of the bill, go to http://www.meatinstitute.org/ht/a/GetDocumentAction/i/74180.

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