Public Hearing: Protesting the NLRBs New Rules

On Sept. 18th and 19th in Washington DC, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is having open meetings for public comment on its proposal to slash the amount of time that it takes for prospective unionization of employees to occur. If you are at all interested in preventing this wild powergrab by Obama’s union-sold NLRB, you should try to attend these meetings.

The NLRB had proposed rules changes that will severely shorten the amount of time between when a union requests a vote of employees for a business to become organized that is not currently unionized. It used to take four or five weeks or more for this process to wind through the NLRB, but the rules change would shorten that to less than 21 days.

This shortened consideration period will prevent prospective members from having enough time to fully learn about the union that is attempting to gain their trust not to mention that businesses will have little time to reply to the charges leveled against them by union representatives.

This is the same NLRB that tried to punish Boeing for wanting to build a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina, an illicit action that even one of Obama’s own czars is against.

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Here is the NLRB’s announcement:

Details released on July 18-19 open meeting about proposed election rule amendments

More than 60 speakers from the business, labor, academic and advocacy communities have registered to make presentations at the National Labor Relations Board’s open meeting on its recently-proposed election rule amendments, which will be held over two days, on July 18 and 19.

Including the speakers, more than 150 people have registered to attend the event, which will be held from 9 am to 4 pm in the NLRB’s Margaret A. Browning Hearing Room at 1099 14th St NW, in Washington DC. Doors will open at 8 am and attendees must bring a photo ID and go through a security checkpoint to enter the building. Because of the large number of registered attendees, seating for non-speakers will be by order of arrival.

The event is open to the public. People who have not already registered will be seated if space is available. Overflow rooms with closed circuit video will be provided for those who are unable to secure a seat in the hearing room. Attendees should contact the NLRB if a sign language interpreter or other assistance is needed.

The meeting will also be webcast in its entirety, with a link provided on the agency’s website at

A schedule of speakers will be made available prior to the meeting date. All four current Board members are expected to attend and may ask questions following the presentations.

Working members of the media who wish to attend should contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-273-1991.

Public comments on the proposed amendments may also be submitted in writing by August 22, 2011, either electronically through or by mail or hand delivery to Lester A. Heltzer, Executive Secretary, NLRB, 1099 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20570. Responses to the initial comments may be filed during an additional 14-day period thereafter.

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