Summary: H.R.5728 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/2018)

Workplace Democracy Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act and related labor laws to preserve workers' rights to join labor organizations and engage in collective bargaining. Specifically, it

  • prohibits employers from classifying employees as independent contractors or supervisors to avoid employee participation in union activities;
  • allows the National Labor Relation Board to certify a union, without a secret election, if it receives the consent of the majority of eligible workers;
  • requires employers to begin negotiating with a new union within 10 days of its certification;
  • prohibits coercion of employees to to participate in campaign activities unrelated to their job duties;
  • requires employers to make disclosures of anti-labor organization activities; and
  • repeals provisions allowing states to prevent labor organizations from collecting dues from nonunion workers who benefit from union representation (right to work laws).