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H.R.4320: Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor John Kline, R-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 37 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 27, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act - (Sec. 2) Amends the National Labor Relations Act to require the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to require that no investigative hearing take place until at least 14 days after the filing of an election petition regarding collective bargaining representation when the NLRB has reasonable cause to believe that the petition raises a question of representation affecting commerce. Requires such hearings to be non-adversarial, and the hearing officer, in collaboration with the parties, to identify any relevant and material pre-election issues.

Requires the NLRB, in cases where it finds that a question of representation exists, to: (1) direct an election by secret ballot as soon as practicable but not before 35 calendar days after the filing of the election petition, and (2) certify election results only after it has ruled on each pre-election issue not resolved before the election and any additional issue pertaining to the conduct or ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 491.
Dec. 9, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-653.
April 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 14.
April 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 27, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.