Senate Bill 1350
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 14, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 14, 2017
Latest Action
Jun 14, 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
1350
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
Tennessee
Arkansas
Indiana
Arizona
Mississippi
South Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
Wyoming
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

This bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to require a waiting period of at least 14 days after a petition is filed by an employer or employee relating to collective bargaining rights before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may begin an investigative hearing into questions of representation affecting commerce. A hearing must be non-adversarial and the hearing officer must identify any relevant and material pre-election issues and create a full record.

The bill requires the NLRB, in cases where it finds that a question of representation affecting commerce exists, to: (1) direct an election by secret ballot as soon as practicable but not before 35 calendar days after the filing of an election petition, and (2) certify election results after it has ruled on each pre-election issue not resolved before the election and any additional issue pertaining to the conduct or results of that election.

The bill also requires the NLRB, not earlier than seven days after a final determination of the appropriate bargaining unit, to acquire from the employer a list of all employees eligible to vote in the election, which shall: (1) be made available to all parties; and (2) include the employees' names and one additional form of personal contact information (e.g., telephone number, email address, or mailing address) chosen by the employee in writing.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/14/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
06/14/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 15, 2017 12:26:36 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:48:55 PM