WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would prevent
the National Labor Relations Board from speeding up the pace of
The GOP measure approved on a 235-188 vote would delay elections
for at least 35 days after workers collect enough signatures in a
bid to unionize.
The House action comes as the labor board moves closer to
approving a plan that could see union elections held in as few as
Business groups claim the plan would give unions "quickie"
elections without giving employers enough time to respond. Unions
say the new rules seek to prevent unnecessary litigation and
frivolous appeals that can hold up elections for months.
The bill is not expected to go far in the Senate, where
Democratic leaders are not likely to bring it to a vote.
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