Senate Bill 1217
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Representation Fairness Restoration Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on May 24, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 24, 2017
Latest Action
May 24, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1217
Congress
115
Policy Area
Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting hiring and composition of the workforce, wages and benefits, labor-management relations; occupational safety, personnel management, unemployment compensation. Measures concerning public-sector employment may fall under Government Operations and Politics policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Georgia
Mississippi
Arkansas
South Carolina
South Carolina
Tennessee
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Representation Fairness Restoration Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to replace the current legal standard for determining the appropriateness of a collective bargaining unit. Under a 2011 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, the NLRB must approve a requested bargaining unit unless an employer can show that an overwhelming community of interest exists between the requested unit and some other portion of the workforce, thus allowing the formation of smaller bargaining units (i.e., micro-bargaining units). This bill requires the NLRB to determine a unit appropriate for collective bargaining if it consists of employees who share a sufficient community of interest and sets forth factors for the NLRB to consider in determining whether employees share a sufficient community of interest.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
05/24/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
05/24/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
May 25, 2017 12:26:39 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:22:01 PM