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RILA, NRF Push Back Against NLRB Decisions

Retail industry associations have been aggressively lobbying the Hill to support a bill that would reverse two National Labor Relations Board decisions and maintain the status quo between employers and employees, they say.

Ahead of Wednesday's expected House vote on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, the Retail Industry Leaders Association hosted three fly-ins with senior executives from member companies. The executives met with congressional leaders, members of relevant committees and moderates about what they claim are the negative consequences of the NLRB decisions.

The new NLRB rules would allow "micro-unions" to represent different types of workers at one workplace and would also decrease the required time between when a union election is announced and when it is held, which opponents like the retail associations claim will create gridlock, inefficiencies and "ambush" elections. The bill, which was introduced last month by  Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), the chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, would prevent the rules from being fully implemented.

As part of its lobbying blitz, the RILA wrote a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Monday in support of the bill and sent an email to its members today asking them to get in touch with House members and urge them to support the bill.

The National Retail Federation also sent a letter to Boehner on Monday telling him the association will be key voting the bill.

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