In advance of the Sept. 22 U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing to examine the culture of union favoritism by the National Labor Relations Board, Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement:
“Under the Obama administration, the NLRB has been transformed from a neutral arbiter of labor law disputes into an activist organization to promote the special interests of politically powerful unions,” said ABC Vice President of Federal Affairs Geoff Burr. “Recent NLRB rulemakings and decisions will have negative implications for workers, consumers, businesses and the economy.
“While the misnamed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), or card check legislation, was defeated in Congress with bipartisan support, President Obama’s NLRB continues to try to achieve EFCA by administration policy,” Burr said.
“As we all try to deal with the economic challenges before us, it is unfortunate that the NLRB continues to move forward with policies that threaten to paralyze the construction industry and stifle job growth,” Burr said. “We commend members of the committee for holding this hearing and shining light on the recent actions of the pro-union board.”
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national association with 75 chapters representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. Visit us at www.abc.org.