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Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. GENE GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120).

H.R. 1120 requires the NLRB to cease all activity that requires a quorum of Board members. This prohibits the Board from implementing, administering, or enforcing any decision finalized on or after January 4, 2012, that requires a quorum. This would essentially shut down the NLRB.

I understand the concerns regarding the Constitutionality of the appointments, but on February 13, 2013, President Obama asked the Senate to confirm the two recess appointments to the NLRB. Both sides have agreed the President is doing what is required of him by the Constitution.

The NLRB is an essential component of worker protections available to working men and women. The NLRB prevents and remedies unfair labor practices by employers and labor organizations. Elimination of the NLRB would leave millions of Americans without adequate protections.

I urge my colleagues to join my opposition to H.R. 1120 to protect the hardworking men and women in the United States.

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