WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today applauded House passage of S.J. Res. 8, legislation to prevent the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its ambush elections rule that drastically shortens the time frame for union elections and compromises the privacy of American workers:

“The NLRB’s ambush election rule is another example of the Obama administration expanding Washington’s reach at the expense of American small businesses and workers.  What is supposed to be a fair and neutral agency has instead become a tool for the administration to advance an agenda dictated by the president’s special interest allies.  The ambush election rule the NLRB finalized last year will deny workers the opportunity to gather all the information they need before deciding whether to join a union.  What’s worse, the rule will make all of their personal information – addresses, work schedules, email, phone numbers – available to union bosses without their consent, putting them at risk for harassment and identify theft.  This bill will soon make its way to the White House, where President Obama will have the opportunity to rethink his veto threat and stop this assault on the rights of American workers.  I urge him to do the right thing and sign the measure.”