Labor Unions Under Attack
July 18, 2018
Labor Unions are under attack by Republicans and not enough is being done to protect existing union rights or to regain the rights already eroded by the GOP. H.R. 2723 is just another instance of Republicans bowing to corporate interests at the expense of labor.
“Summary: H.R.2723 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
There is one summary for H.R.2723. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.
Introduced in House (05/25/2017)
Employee Rights Act
This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to: (1) make it an unlawful labor practice for a labor organization to interfere (currently, restrain or coerce) with the rights of employees to organize and collectively bargain; (2) require union recertification after a turnover in the workforce exceeding 50% of the bargaining unit; (3) require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to give 14 days advance notice before a hearing investigating an election petition; and (4) require an employer to provide the NLRB with a list consisting only of employee names and addresses of all eligible voters within seven days after an NLRB determination of the appropriate bargaining unit or an agreement on eligible voters.
The bill: (1) grants union and nonunion employees the right to vote by secret ballot on whether to ratify a collective bargaining agreement or engage in a strike, (2) prohibits the use of union dues for any purpose not directly related to collective bargaining, (3) prohibits a strike without the consent of a majority of all represented employees determined by secret ballot, and (4) prohibits the use or threat of force or violence to obtain the right to represent employees.”
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