On October 26th, the House Education and Workforce Committee approved the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, H.R. 3094. The highlight of this act is that it will delay Union representation votes for a minimum of 35 days after employees submit a petition to unionize, compared to the 10-21 days the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed in June. The vote was approved 26-13 and was divided among party lines.
This comes just after the House approved H.R. 2587 in September. The Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act prevents the NLRB from ordering employers to shut down, move plants or relocate work.
Update! On November 30th, 2011 the House passed this bill…it is now onto the Senate…stay tuned!