House committee introduces Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act

ARLINGTON, Va. — The chairman of the House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce has introduced legislation that is designed to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from implementing sweeping changes to the workplace.

Jon Kline on Wednesday itnroduced H.R. 3094, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act, will force the NLRB to change course and reaffirm the protections workers and employers have received for decades, the House committee said.

“The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act is a responsible proposal that will protect employers’ free speech and workers’ free choice," Kline said. "While some would prefer to stand by and watch as the board harasses employers and weakens worker protections, my Republican colleagues and I are determined to hold the NLRB accountable for its job-destroying agenda.”

The legislation garnered praise from the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which hopes it will be swiftly passed.

“RILA applauds chairman Kline for his commitment to protecting the rights of employees and employers. This commonsense legislation is necessary because of ill-conceived actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), actions that jeopardize exiting jobs and future job creation,” RILA SVP government affairs Bill Hughes said. “We urge for the speedy consideration and passage of this important legislation.”

The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a legislative hearing on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act next week.