A proposed rule by the National Labor Relations Board to share workers’ email addresses and phone numbers on voter lists for union elections has drawn the ire of business associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Hill reports:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign to bring more attention to the proposal. Utilizing social media and running online ads in and outside the Beltway, the trade association plans to highlight the proposal and gin up resistance among its members.
“It’s clearly something the board intends to pursue and we hope this vote will send a strong message to them that it has overstepped its bounds,” Glenn Spencer, vice president of the Chamber’s Workforce Freedom Initiative, told The Hill.
The vote Spencer is referring to is a joint resolution introduced in the Senate and the House that would overturn the NLRB’s union election rule under the Congressional Review Act. While the resolution would not affect the workers’ contact information provision since it’s not part of the current rule, Spencer said a vote against the union election rule — set to go into effect on April 30 — should serve as a warning to the labor board against further action.