Today, Congressman Sires issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board proposal regarding the process for union organizing elections:
"I believe that all workers should be able to choose whether or not to unionize, and yesterday's proposal by the National Labor Relations Board is a step forward in improving workplace elections. Under the proposal, the pre and post-election process will be moved into the 21st century by allowing electronic filing of petitions and other documents. Additionally, final voter lists would be produced in electronic form and include both phone numbers and e-mail addresses, as opposed to only home addresses.
"The current system for workplace elections can and should be improved. These changes will provide for stronger transparency and make workplace elections fairer for all."