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NLRB Chairman Pearce Responds to Introduction of Congressional Review Act Resolution

Defends Representation-Case Procedure Rule

Washington, DC- National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark G. Pearce defended the Agency’s rule that would modernize representation-case procedures in response to Senate introduction of S.J.Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval.

“The Board remains committed to the critical work of this agency and fully carrying out the law,” said Chairman Pearce. “As Congress considers this resolution, this Agency will continue productive conversations about the rule ensuring that our processes help fulfill the promise of the National Labor Relations Act.

“However, it is undeniable that modernizing and streamlining the representation-case process is far overdue. Both businesses and workers deserve a process that is effective, fair, and free of unnecessary delays, which is exactly what this rule strives to accomplish.”

On December 15th, the representation-case procedures rule was published in the Federal Register. The rule would modernize the administration of the National Labor Relations Act by making its procedures more transparent and uniform across regions and eliminating unnecessary litigation and delay. The rule will take effect on April 14, 2015.

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