H.R. 2978 (112th): Protecting American Jobs Act

Introduced:
Sep 20, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Austin Scott
Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 795 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 15, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 20, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the authority of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to rulemaking, issuance of complaints, and authority over unfair labor practices.

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Cosponsors
75 cosponsors (75R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/20/2011--Introduced.
Protecting American Jobs Act - Amends the National Labor Relations Act to repeal the authority of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to issue, and prosecute before the Board, complaints with respect to unfair labor practices.
Repeals the prohibition against: (1) review of an administrative law judge's report by any person other than a Board member or legal assistant; and (2) advice to or consultation with the Board by an administrative law judge with respect to exceptions taken to his or her findings, rulings, or recommendations.
Limits the Board's rulemaking authority to rules concerning the internal functions of the Board. Prohibits the Board from promulgating rules that affect the substantive rights of a person, employer, employee, or labor organization.
Revises Board powers to grant it the authority to investigate unfair labor practices, but repeals its power to prevent any person from engaging in them.
Repeals the Board's power to issue a complaint against a person charging an unfair labor practice. Allows an aggrieved party to bring a civil action for relief (including injunctions) in U.S. district court or the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in cases where it appears that a person has engaged, is engaging, or is about to engage in an unfair labor practice.

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