Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) has introduced H.R.2854, the Employer Free Choice Act. This legislation would repeal a rule promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) forcing employers to prominently display posters containing information on workers’ rights to unionize and bargain collectively. If not repealed, businesses will be required to have the postings completed by November 14, 2011.
“It is unacceptable for the NLRB to force businesses to display posters that serve as nothing more than a de facto endorsement of unionization by the federal government,” said Representative DesJarlais. “If employers want to distribute information on the ways employees can unionize then that should be their choice – not Washington bureaucrats. Clearly, this arbitrary mandate is simply another favor for big labor made possible by their friends in the Obama administration.”
This legislation has been referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, of which Representative DesJarlais is a member.