Federal - HR 2776

A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the timing of elections and pre-election hearings and the identification of pre-election issues.

Introduced

June 6, 2017

Description

A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act with respect to the timing of elections and pre-election hearings and the identification of pre-election issues.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 10

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  • Sept. 25, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Education and the Workforce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-326Congressional Record p. H7485

  • July 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Perry, (R-Pa.)
  • July 11, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Messer, (R-Ind.)Rooney, F. (R-Fla.)
  • June 29, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

    June 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Union Election Rules — Substitute Amendment
      Walberg, R-Mich. —

    Substitute amendment that would make technical changes to the underlying bill.

    Substitute amendment that would make technical changes to the underlying bill.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    June 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Union Election Rules — Employer Recognition
      Courtney, D-Conn. —

    Amendment that would prohibit an employer from withdrawing recognition of a labor organization until after the board conducts a secret ballot election and certifies the results.

    Amendment that would prohibit an employer from withdrawing recognition of a labor organization until after the board conducts a secret ballot election and certifies the results.

    Ruled not germane.

    June 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Union Election Rules — Raise Minimum Wage
      Takano, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would raise the minimum wage to $15 in the seven years following the bill being signed into law, and then would allow the Labor Secretary to annually set the amount. The secretary would be prohibited from lowering the minimum wage and would need to increase the minimum wage by the annual percentage increase in the median hourly wage of all employees as compiled by the Labor Department.

    Would increase the wage for tipped employees and set up a repeal of a separate minimum wage for tipped employees.

    It also would raise the minimum wage for employees less than 20 years old, while scheduling a repeal of a separate minimum wage for them.

    It would raise the minimum wage for individuals with disabilities, while scheduling the end of a separate minimum wage for them.

    Amendment that would raise the minimum wage to $15 in the seven years following the bill being signed into law, and then would allow the Labor Secretary to annually set the amount. The secretary would be prohibited from lowering the minimum wage and would need to increase the minimum wage by the annual percentage increase in the median hourly wage of all employees as compiled by the Labor Department.

    Would increase the wage for tipped employees and set up a repeal of a separate minimum wage for tipped employees.

    It also would raise the minimum wage for employees less than 20 years old, while scheduling a repeal of a separate minimum wage for them.

    It would raise the minimum wage for individuals with disabilities, while scheduling the end of a separate minimum wage for them.

    Ruled not germane.

    June 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Union Election Rules — Vote to Approve
    Walberg, R-Mich. —

    Requires that whenever a petition for an election to form a union has been filed, the National Labor Relations Board will provide for an appropriate hearing no sooner than 14 days after the filing of the petition.

    It also would expand the number of issues addressed at a hearing to include any that might impact the outcome of an election.

    It would require the election be held no less than 35 days after a petition has been filed.

    It would nullify a 2011 decision by the National Labor Relations Board allowing smaller groups of employees at a company to form a union and would define the number of employees who should be involved in collective bargaining as those who share a sufficient community of interest.

    Requires that whenever a petition for an election to form a union has been filed, the National Labor Relations Board will provide for an appropriate hearing no sooner than 14 days after the filing of the petition.

    It also would expand the number of issues addressed at a hearing to include any that might impact the outcome of an election.

    It would require the election be held no less than 35 days after a petition has been filed.

    It would nullify a 2011 decision by the National Labor Relations Board allowing smaller groups of employees at a company to form a union and would define the number of employees who should be involved in collective bargaining as those who share a sufficient community of interest.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 22-16.
  • June 14, 2017 — Subcommittee hearing held by the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.

  • June 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Ferguson, (R-Ga.)
  • June 6, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 6

    Allen, (R-Ga.)Foxx, (R-N.C.)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Grothman, (R-Wis.)Roe, (R-Tenn.)
  • June 6, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Education and the Workforce.Congressional Record p. H4645-H4646

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