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WASHINGTON D.C. –U.S. Senator John Boozman rejected the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule on the Senate floor. 

“America’s jobs are under attack by the Obama agenda. The National Labor Relations Board’s new rule favors big labor over the building blocks of our economy, small businesses. This unprecedented overreach rigs the deck for big labor at the expense of workers, small business owners, and the people of Arkansas,” Boozman said. 

This rule compromises the ability of employers to educate their employees by allowing for union elections to take place as early as 10 days after an organizing petition is filed and limiting employee opportunities to hear both sides of the argument to unionize. NLRB adopted the rule late last year and it will go into effect on April 30 unless Congress acts. 

Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), either the Senate or the House can introduce a joint resolution of disapproval with the full force of law to stop a federal agency from implementing a recent rule or regulation. Boozman is a cosponsor of S.J. Res 36, a measure of disapproval introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and cosponsored by 44 Senators that follows the guidelines of the CRA. A resolution of disapproval introduced under the CRA cannot be filibustered and requires a simple majority in the Senate to pass if acted upon during a 60-day window.

“I am happy to stand up for America’s job creators against this power grab by a federal agency promoting big labor and sending our jobs China and Mexico. We cannot accept this massive government overreach,” Boozman said.