Rebutting the Opposition – Every Voice Counts!

Get Heard!

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will soon stop accepting comments on a proposed rule change to reform private sector union elections. As it stands now, employers can prevent workers from voting to form a union by filing lawsuits – many of which are frivolous.

The proposed rule changes will close this loophole and return to workers their fundamental right to vote to form a union free of intimidation, bullying or fear of losing their job.

Unsurprisingly, anti-worker groups, like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have come out strongly in opposition of the NLRB’s proposed rule change.. Now we have one last chance to make the NLRB hear our voices and to let them know just how wrong anti-worker groups are when it comes to the rights of everyday working people.

Join your voice with ours!

Please sign on to the letter below – we will then submit it to the Board.

Lester A. Heltzer
Executive Secretary
National Labor Relations Board
1099 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20570

Reply-comment re: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Representation Case Procedures,

Dear Executive Secretary Heltzer,

In our shared view, the Board’s proposed rule is an important step toward protecting the right of working people to form a union.  The proposed reforms will help reduce the opportunity for employers to engage in frivolous litigation designed to delay union elections and provide them with additional time to engage in anti-union tactics and intimidate their workers.

This year our country has witnessed unprecedented attacks on the most basic worker rights. When the U.S. Chamber of Commerce commented that this proposed rule change is an attempt to fix a process that is not broken, they obviously did not take into consideration how the deck is stacked against workers under the current system.

The Chamber, and many other anti-worker groups, make claim that the decrease in unfair labor practices filed is proof the current system is working. Yet, over the last 30 years, corporations have been given free reign to conduct anti-union campaigns – sometimes starting on a worker’s first day. All too often, in the face of intimidation and fear of losing their jobs, workers have given up their efforts to form a voice on the job.

The Board’s proposed rule change protects what every American working person has the right to do: Organize a union.

I am signing this letter because the Board’s proposed rule change is a step in the right direction toward protecting the fundamental rights of workers who seek to join together and form a union.


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