ECNC Eyes On Legislation; Obama Vetoes Legislation That Would Have Prevented NLRB "Ambush Election" Rule

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george pic for news.jpgThe Employers Coalition of North Carolina (ECNC) was created to give the business community a more focused avenue of public policy input concerning day to day employer-employee workplace issues. ECNC is a partnership of three North Carolina employers’ associations: CAI (Capital Associated Industries), TEA (The Employers Association) and WCI (Western Carolina Industries) and their 2500 members. 


President Obama has vetoed legislation that would have ended the National Labor Relations Board’s “Ambush rule” that is designed to streamline union elections. According to reports, President Obama wrote that the legislation “seeks to undermine a streamlined democratic process that allows American workers to freely choose to make their voices heard.”  Several business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) have sued the NLRB in federal court over the rule.


This rule, which is being praised by organized labor, will speed up the union election process thus preventing employers from having ample time to tell employees “their side of the story”.  The NLRB’s “Ambush Rule” will go into effect April 15, 2015 unless a stay or delay is granted by the court. 


(Bruce Clarke, CAI’s President and CEO is Chairman of NAM’s subcommittee on Employment and Labor Law.)