CDW Statement on Republican Opposition to Electronic Union Election Voting
Washington, D.C. – On June 30, Republican leaders on the House Education and Labor Committee, Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), sent a letter to the Chairman and General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board opposing efforts by Democrats to force the Board to hold union elections electronically.
CDW applauds Reps. Foxx and Walberg for their efforts to stop Democrats’ assault on workers’ free choice and right to privacy. As the letter clarifies, “Electronic voting would create one more opportunity for union organizers to intimidate and coerce workers at their homes, in public, and elsewhere, and provide another conduit for workers’ personal information to be compromised.”
In-person voting remains the fairest, safest, and most effective means on holding union representation elections. CDW strongly encourages the NLRB to heed the representatives’ warning and continue to protect workers’ rights.