H.R. 4854 (106th): EMS Employee Equality Act of 2000

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Jul 13, 2000 (Introduced).

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HR 4854 IH

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4854

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect the rights of emergency medical technicians employed by acute care hospitals.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2000

Mr. MARTINEZ (for himself, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Mr. PAYNE, and Mrs. MINK of Hawaii) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to protect the rights of emergency medical technicians employed by acute care hospitals.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘EMS Employee Equality Act of 2000’.

SEC. 2. DETERMINATION OF CERTAIN UNITS.

    Section 9(b) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(b)) is amended--

      (1) by redesignating clauses (2) and (3) as (3) and (4), respectively; and

      (2) by inserting after clause (1) the following: ‘(2) decide that a unit composed of emergency medical technicians, employed by an acute care hospital, whose primary duty is to provide emergency medical services before arrival to a hospital or ambulance transportation, and other employees is appropriate unless a majority of such emergency medical technicians vote for inclusion in such unit; or’.