U.S. House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) issued the following statement today after providing public notice for a hearing next week. The hearing will examine the National Labor Relations Board's proposal to make sweeping changes to union election procedures.
"The Obama National Labor Relations Board continues to feed the fear and uncertainty facing America's job creators. The latest example is the NLRB's proposal to stifle an employer's right to communicate with his or her workers and cripple a worker's ability to make a fully informed decision about whether to join a union. How this blatant attempt to promote the agenda of Big Labor serves the best interest of the nation's workforce is beyond the realm of common sense. Yesterday, the president held a press conference to defend his record. Yet when asked about the activist NLRB and whether its actions are chilling job creation, he failed to hold the NLRB accountable for its job-destroying policies. House Republicans will continue to provide the oversight and leadership the American people expect when an arm of the federal government threatens workers and job creation with partisan policies."
On Thursday, July 7 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing on "Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers' Free Choice." The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Additional information regarding the hearing will be announced next week.