Summary: S.2143 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (11/16/2017)

Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act or the WAGE Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to

  • require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to award back pay and additional damages to any employee whose rights under the NLRA have been violated by an employer;
  • impose penalties upon an employer for failing to post a notice of the rights of their employees under the NLRA;
  • impose penalties upon an employer whose violations of the NLRA result in the discharge of an employee or other serious economic harm to the employee;
  • provide civil remedies, including restraining orders, and a private right of action for violations of the NLRA;
  • require the NLRB to issue an order requiring collective bargaining when a majority of valid ballots have been cast in favor of union representation;
  • prevent the classification of employees as supervisors for the purpose of denying such employees the protections of the NLRA; and
  • expedite the establishment of initial collection bargaining agreements.

The bill empowers the NLRB to enforce its own orders without petitioning a court for enforcement.