H.R.1768 - Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] (Introduced 04/14/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/14/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1768 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/14/2015)
Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to require that no investigative hearing take place until at least 14 days after the filing of an election petition regarding collective bargaining representation when the NLRB has reasonable cause to believe that the petition raises a question of representation affecting commerce. Requires such hearings to be non-adversarial, and the hearing officer, in collaboration with the parties, to identify any relevant and material pre-election issues.
Requires the NLRB, in cases where it finds that a question of representation exists, to: (1) direct an election by secret ballot as soon as practicable but not before 35 calendar days after the filing of the election petition; and (2) certify election results only after it has ruled on each pre-election issue not resolved before the election and any additional issue pertaining to the conduct or results of that election.