CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association, in a letter from president Thom Dammrich, is urging its members to contact the National Labor Relations Board in opposition of the proposed Quick-Snap election rules.
The NMMA says that the proposed rules would “ambush companies and would give employers as few as 10 days to communicate with their employees between the time they learn that a union is trying to organize the workforce and the election.” With the rules in place, unions could begin organizing a workforce secretly, NMMA says, and then ambush an employer once enough signatures are collected.
Dammrich’s letter says that union leaders are rallying behind these proposed changes to election procedures and are having their members flood the NLRB with messages in support. They failed to push their agenda through Congress with the Employee Free Choice Act, which manufacturers helped to defeat, he says. “Now they see an opportunity to achieve their goals changing union election rules through regulation.”
The deadline of August 22, is just days away. Here’s how you can weigh-in:
1. Click here to send a short message directly to the NLRB urging them to oppose the proposed Quick-Snap election rules. Or,
2. The National Association of Manufacturers has also prepared detailed, formal comments that you can personalize and send directly to the NLRB. Click here if you’d like to send more comprehensive comments.
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