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Senate to vote on measure to nullify union rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans are trying an unusual tactic to nullify new labor regulations that make it easier for unions to hold workplace elections.

The Senate will vote Tuesday on a resolution of disapproval to overturn rules approved last year by the National Labor Relations Board.

The rules reduce legal delays that can hold up union elections after employees at a work site gather enough signatures to hold a unionization vote. They are set to take effect April 30.

Unions and Democrats call the changes a modest fix to limit corporate stalling tactics. Republicans and business groups claim the rules will lead to "ambush" elections that barely leave company managers enough time to respond.

The measure has little chance of passage in the Democratic-controlled Senate and faces a White House veto threat.


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