EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT (ERA) = (BAD)

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ACT (ERA)

As if the “Right To Work” (RTW) was not enough. HOLD ON… Here “they” come again with a new acronym (ERA) which stands for the Employee Rights Act of 2017 (HR 2723), and it has a LOT of support in congress on the (R) side of the aisle!

HE 2723 attacks the very core of unionism all through the processes of certification, decertification and maintaining of certification for a Union. Should this bill pass – because of the more than 50% turnover since the original certification vote – virtually every union will be required to immediately hold a re-certification vote!

Here are the other major points this “protective sounding” bill seeks to accomplish!

SECRET BALLOT ELECTIONS

Guarantee that a majority of all employees have a right to a secret paper ballot election. Prevents pressuring an employer to deny a secret ballot election.

UNION RE-CERTIFICATION

Require all unionized workplaces to hold a secret ballot referendum periodically to determine whether the employees wish to remain represented by their current union.

POLITICAL PROTECTION

Require unions to receive opt-in permission from each member to use his or her union dues for purposes other than collective bargaining (e.g., political support).

MAJORITY VOTE OF ALL EMPLOYEES

Changes the majority level in certification elections from a majority of present voters to a majority of all affected employees.

EMPLOYEE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS

Gives employees the right to opt out of having their personal information shared with a union during an organizing campaign.

DECERTIFICATION COERCION PREVENTION

Strengthen the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit unions from intimidating or coercing employees from exercising their rights, including their right to decertify the union.

SECRET BALLOT STRIKE VOTE

Ensure that a majority of all employees in the bargaining unit have the right to a secret ballot vote before union leaders can declare a strike.

CRIMINALIZED UNION THREATS

Forbid unions from using violence, or threats thereof, in an effort to coerce employees.

Holding on to your status as a union should not be made more difficult. This legislation is bad for not only every Union worker, but also for every non union worker in the country – as Unions are intended to raise the standard of living for all!

From TEAM Workin 4 A Livin – Caucus

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