H.R.758 - Truth in Employment Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Fawell, Harris W. [R-IL-13] (Introduced 02/13/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/05/1998 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (02/13/1997)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 758 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 758 To amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect employer rights. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 13, 1997 Mr. Fawell (for himself, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Graham, Mr. Souder, Mr. McIntosh, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Christensen, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Ehrlich, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Inglis of South Carolina, Mr. Weldon of Florida, Mr. Herger, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Snowbarger, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Linder, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Paxon, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Bob Schaffer of Colorado, Mr. Canady of Florida, Mr. Hill, Mr. Hutchinson, and Mr. Nethercutt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect employer rights. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Truth in Employment Act of 1997''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that: (1) An atmosphere of trust and civility in labor-management relationships is essential to a productive workplace and a healthy economy. (2) The tactic of using professional union organizers and agents to infiltrate a targeted employer's workplace, a practice commonly referred to as ``salting'' has evolved into an aggressive form of harassment not contemplated when the National Labor Relations Act was enacted and threatens the balance of rights which is fundamental to our system of collective bargaining. (3) Increasingly, union organizers are seeking employment with nonunion employers not because of a desire to work for such employers but primarily to organize the employees of such employers or to inflict economic harm specifically designed to put nonunion competitors out of business, or to do both. (4) While no employer may discriminate against employees based upon the views of employees concerning collective bargaining, an employer should have the right to expect job applicants to be primarily interested in utilizing the skills of the applicants to further the goals of the business of the employer. SEC. 3. PURPOSES. The purposes of this Act are-- (1) to preserve the balance of rights between employers, employees, and labor organizations which is fundamental to our system of collective bargaining; (2) to preserve the rights of workers to organize, or otherwise engage in concerted activities protected under the National Labor Relations Act; and (3) to alleviate pressure on employers to hire individuals who seek or gain employment in order to disrupt the workplace of the employer or otherwise inflict economic harm designed to put the employer out of business. SEC. 4. PROTECTION OF EMPLOYER RIGHTS. Section 8(a) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 158(a)) is amended by adding after and below paragraph (5) the following: ``Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as requiring an employer to employ any person who seeks or has sought employment with the employer in furtherance of other employment or agency status.''. <all>