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  • Providing for Congressional Disapproval of a Rule Submitted By the National Labor Relations Board

    by Representative Rick W. Allen

    Posted on 2015-03-19

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    ALLEN. Mr. Speaker, I am always interested when we are talking about workers and I hear that people want to talk about what is best for workers.

    I will tell you that I am a new Member of Congress, and I have had the privilege the past 30 years of my life to give people the privilege to have a good job. That is one of the greatest privileges of my life.

    We all want to do what is best for those folks who are sacrificing for us. We appreciate them; we appreciate their efforts. That is why I rise to support Senate Joint Resolution 8, to demonstrate the disapproval of Congress of the National Labor Relations Board's ``ambush election'' rule to protect our workers.

    A few weeks ago, the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, of which I am a member, held a hearing on this very issue. We learned that this NLRB is not only unprecedented, it undermines the rights of both workers and employees and creates for challenges for businesses when our economy can least afford it.

    The expert testimony was from those who have been engaged in labor relations for quite a long time with tremendous experience. Their testimony [[Page H1786]] provided comments about just how troubling such a threat to the privacy of workers and their families as employers would be required to disclose the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of employees to the NLRB, then to the union.

    This rule is misguided, and NLRB has no business in rushing to advance its own agenda. We need to protect fairness in the work place. That is why I call on my colleagues to support Senate Joint Resolution 8.

    I am proud to say that I am from the State of Georgia, a right-to- work State.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

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