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H.R. 4327 (115th): Current Employee Representation Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 9, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 4327


November 9, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Norman, Mr. Perry, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Budd, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Ferguson, and Mr. Meadows) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To amend the National Labor Relations Act to provide that a question of representation affecting commerce shall exist when a petitioner establishes that fewer than 50 percent of the current bargaining unit members had the opportunity to vote in a certification election covering their bargaining unit or no certification election was conducted, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Current Employee Representation Act.


Filing and treatment of petitions for certification of bargaining representative


Petition described

Section 9(c)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(c)(1)) is amended—


in subparagraph (A), by striking or at the end;


in subparagraph (B), by adding or at the end; and


by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraph:


by an employee or a group of employees or any individual or labor organization acting in their behalf, or an employer, alleging that the labor organization that has been certified or is currently recognized by the employer as the bargaining representative is no longer a representative as defined in subsection (a), if—


fewer than 50 percent of the members of the bargaining unit in question had an opportunity to vote in the certification election that resulted in certifying the labor organization then recognized as the bargaining representative for such unit; or


no certification election was conducted regarding such unit;



Existence of question of representation

Section 9(c)(2) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 159(c)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following: When a petition is filed under paragraph (1)(C), a question of representation affecting commerce exists if the petitioner establishes the existence of the circumstances described in paragraph (1)(C)(i) or paragraph (1)(C)(ii)..