CDW: New Evidence Unelected Regulators Are Killing Jobs

Fog of NLRB Wrongdoing Lifted by Hayes Letter

WASHINGTON, D.C. // NOVEMBER 21, 2011 // Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, which represents over 600 employers, associations and other organizations operating in every Congressional District, renewed its call on Congress for oversight of the out-of-control National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), citing a letter from Member Brian Hayes revealing the agency’s efforts to mislead Congress and the American public.

The letter, signed by Hayes and sent to House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, offers testimonial evidence that his fellow Board members have inappropriately rushed a proposed one-sided rule and misled Congress. The rule, which is backed by Big Labor, is designed to limit opportunities for employees to hear information prior to voting on whether they want union representation. The rule would leave employers with less time to talk to employees and remove their ability to litigate to protect their legal rights. As a result, employees will hear the union pitch but will not be informed about the possible down-sides of a union or have any opportunity to learn of possible misrepresentations made by a union during organizing.

Members Hayes’ letter alleges that beyond pushing a rule many view as inappropriate and unfair, the actions of his fellow Members indicates they “plainly intend to contravene the Board’s own internal rules regarding the circulation and issuance of majority and dissenting opinions.”

“Member Hayes’ letter confirms our worst fears about the overt, special interest political agenda of the NLRB,” said CDW chairman Geoffrey Burr. “This latest news suggests the administration’s declared focus on creating jobs and only implementing reasonable regulations has not been communicated to the NLRB, which is now operating primarily as an arm of Big Labor.”