“YES” on Snap Elections Disapproval
Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on S.J.Res.36, a joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that allows union elections to take place as early as 10 days after an organizing petition is filed, commonly referred to as “snap elections.” Until recently, the NLRB would conduct union elections five or six weeks after a petition is filed to give employers time to inform employees of the impact of unionization.
“Snap elections” deprive employees the opportunity to make an informed choice. If an election takes place less than two weeks after the petition is filed, workers’ decisions will only be informed by the union organizers, who are paid to persuade employees to become dues-paying union members and who have been preparing their case long before the petition was filed.
According to The Heritage Foundation, “with regard to their ability to make an independent, informed choice on union organization, snap elections are no better than card check.” Congress should focus on protecting the rights of employees, and not allowing the empowerment of union organizers through bureaucratic overreach.
Heritage Action supports S.J.Res.36 and will include it as a key vote on our scorecard.