WASHINGTON, D.C., April 12, 2013 – Today the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation that would require the National Labor Relations Board to cease all activity that requires a three-member quorum and to prohibit NLRB from “enforcing any action taken after January 2012 that required a quorum.”
The Competitive Enterprise Institute commends supporters of the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120) – sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions – and plans to update its Congressional Labor Scorecard to reflect how members of Congress vote on H.R 1120.
CEI Labor Project Director Matt Patterson said, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has unanimously held President Obama’s three so-called ‘recess appointments’ to the NLRB were unconstitutional. The legitimacy of every ruling the NLRB has made since January of last year is therefore in question, throwing even more uncertainty on a business community already plagued by high tax and regulatory burdens. H.R 1120 is not only a good idea but absolutely necessary to help bring stability and to preserve the integrity of the U.S. Constitution.”
Labor Policy Analyst Trey Kovacs added: “Rep. Phil Roe’s bill The Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act is a commonsense measure that will help rein in overreaching bureaucrats and bring certainty back to workplace law.”