decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and potential rulings by
the U.S. Department of Labor have created additional uncertainty in the
workplace for franchise business owners. These regulations include shortening
the timeframe for holding a union election and for the creation of small
bargaining units, or micro-unions. The reduced timeframe will effectively
deprive employees of their ability to hear from their employer before making a
decision about union representation and it is unfair to small business owners,
who lack the resources and legal expertise to understand and comply with the
union election process.
U.S. Department of Labor plans to issue a final rule on "persuader"
actions by an employer this spring. This rule would violate attorney
client privilege. Congress should act now to curb these new policies,
which only further hurt small businesses and their employees.
more information on this issue, please contact Jay Perron, Vice
President of Government Relations and Public Policy at email@example.com or (202)662-0797