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Rep. Wilson Stands Up for Worker Freedom

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced the Employee Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 2775) to roll back NLRB policies that jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families.

“For too long, the deck has been stacked in favor of union bosses at the expense of workers,”Congressman Wilson said. “One such imbalance, found in the ambush election rule, permits unions to access excessive amounts of personal data about employees and their families before a union election — leaving employees vulnerable to intimidation, threats, and harassment from union organizers. The Employee Privacy Protection Act is an important first step in rolling back the expansive labor regulations of the Obama administration.”

The legislation was referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, where Congressman Wilson serves as Vice Chairman.

Yesterday, Rep. Tim Walberg (MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, also introduced the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 2776) to protect worker freedom by addressing the NLRB’s ambush election rule and micro-union scheme.

House Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx praised the introduction of both pieces of legislation: “Together, these commonsense proposals will protect worker freedom and ensure fair union elections. The decision to join or not join a union is a personal one, and workers deserve time and privacy as they decide what’s best for them. I want to thank Representatives Walberg and Wilson for championing these proposals, which are the latest step in our efforts to restore fairness and balance to federal labor policies.”

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