Siding with Big Labor Cronies

By Beacon Staff

Last month Sen. Jon Tester voted with President Barack Obama and his Big Labor cronies to allow the controversial new “ambush elections” rule from the NLRB to take effect. This rule was widely opposed by small businesses because it would severely shorten the timeframe (as little as seven days) allowed for a union organizing election. The main motivation behind this new rule is to make union formation much, much easier.??

Seven days is far too short a time for employees to make such an important choice about their jobs, especially when it gives the business owner virtually no chance to formulate an effective response about the consequences for jobs.

The bottom line is that this new ambush election rule is bad for job growth, because it adds to the already-severe regulatory uncertainty that has been holding our economy back.?
A federal judge overturned the ambush election rule. That should give Montana small businesses a modicum of relief, but it’s really a drop in the bucket considering the mass of regulations put in place by the Obama administration, with Tester’s help.??

George Everett
Kalispell

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