Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) today released the following statement regarding H.R. 3094, "The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act." H.R. 3094 would deny workers their right to a free and fair election to form a union by causing massive delays in union elections, encouraging frivolous litigation, and manipulating the election process.
"This bill should be named the "Election Prevention Act' because it's designed to destroy 75 years of National Labor Review Board case law and deny workers their right to a free and fair union election. Simply put, this is an undemocratic bill that undermines our values.
"This bill encourages corporations to stall NLRB elections while they mount a one-sided, anti-union campaign. We have a long-established process for workers to form a union and collectively bargain with employers. Unfortunately, this bill undermines this process which has brought workers all over this country a safe workplace and the fair wages and benefits they deserve.
"I don't understand why we are taking up yet another bill that does nothing to get our friends and neighbors back to work. We need to focus on lowering the unemployment rate and creating jobs--not taking away the rights of hardworking Americans."