The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) on Nov. 30 by a vote of 235-188. The legislation was filed to specifically address the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed rule regarding “quickie” elections and their recent decision in the Specialty Healthcare case.
According to the House committee with oversight of the bill, the legislation if passed into law, will:
In June, the NLRB issued a proposed notice of rulemaking that will significantly change procedures that govern union elections. The NLRB’s “quickie” election proposal includes provisions that will provide employers just seven days to find legal counsel and prepare their case before an NLRB hearing officer regarding pre-election issues; provides for union elections to occur in as little as 10 days after a petition has been presented; and requires employers to provide unions with personal information about employees including home or cell phone numbers, personal e-mail addresses and work schedules.
The NLRB’s Specialty Healthcare decision allows unions to carve out single job units within a workplace allowing employees who have common or comparable duties, qualifications and interests to be separated for organizing purposes. This allows organized labor the ability to establish unions with a minority of support from employees within a workplace.
“The NLRB continues to advance a radical agenda through proposed rules and recent decisions to allow unions easier ways to organize workplaces while trampling the rights of workers and employers”, said ALFA President & CEO Richard P. Grimes. “ALFA applauds Congressman Kline and all members of the House who supported this good legislation that addresses two toxic initiatives that harm employees and employers and hinders America’s ability to create much needed jobs.”
ALFA and a number of trade associations and businesses have worked collaboratively through the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace to oppose the NLRB’s recent decisions. ALFA will continue its participation in these efforts including advocating for U.S. Senate passage of the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act.
cheatsheet, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA cre...
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on April 19, 2016. Last summer President Obama requested Congress ...
Accessiblity Issues, Disabilities, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness, Legislation
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
Advocacy, ALFAPAC, ALFAPAC Golf Classic, Engage
The Silver PAC Golf Classic will once again kick off the Argentum Conference & Expo in Denver in May. The 2016 Golf Classic will be held at the beauti...
Federal Agency Activity, Labor Relations
The Department of Labor March 14 sent the final “White Collar” rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Typically, OM...
Federal Agency Activity, Professional Development
The Health and Human Services Department invites nominations for membership to the secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Dis...
Advocacy, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Policy in the States
Argentum state partner New York ALFA joined state lawmakers and other advocacy groups such as AARP to call for inclusion of a state-facilitated, payro...
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Compliance, Life Safety, Membership, Physical Plant, Policy in the States
Argentum, which advocates for excellence in senior living, applauds its state partner in Florida for successfully advocating for legislation enabling ...
ALFAPAC, Engage, Public Policy
ALFA PAC is now Silver PAC. The new name was chosen to enhance Argentum’s recognition on Capitol Hill. Argentum, which is derived from the Latin word ...
The senior living industry is regulated in all 50 states, but there is plenty of activity at the federal level affecting the senior living industry to...