H. R. 4327
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 9, 2017
Mr. Francis Rooney of Florida (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.
This Act may be cited as the
Current Employee Representation Act.
Filing and treatment of petitions for certification of bargaining representative
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)..