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Heller: Ambush Elections Are Reckless, Unfair

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Location: Washington, DC

Today U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement on the Senate vote concerning the National Labor Relations Board "ambush elections" rule. The congressional resolution of disapproval would reverse new labor regulations that speed up the time frame for unions to hold workplace elections.

"Ambush elections are reckless and unfairly rush workers into making decisions that are important to their future working conditions. Moreover, they create uncertainty for small businesses and threaten economic growth. I support Nevada's status as a right-to-work state. Washington bureaucrats are jeopardizing job creation by issuing these damaging regulations and they should be reversed," said Senator Dean Heller.

Rules promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board would result in union organizers forcing elections within 10 days. The goal of these rules is to keep employees from getting timely information from the employer and other sources.

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