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Senator Rubio to NLRB: Drop Job-Killing Snap Elections Rule

Aug 26, 2011 | Blog

While the year is not out yet, the Obama Administration has already imposed just over $69 billion in new regulatory costs on businesses, adding a burden of over 65 million hours of government paperwork. This wave of job-crushing regulations is having a negative impact on job creation and slows economic growth and prosperity. In addition to an overhaul of our tax code, spending cuts and controls, and reforms that save our social safety net for future generations, Congress must enact pro-growth regulatory reform to increase accountability and transparency in the rulemaking process.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Rubio supports legislation protecting workers and encouraging entrepreneurs to start new businesses or expand an existing business without interference from Washington. While the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act” has stalled, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is moving forward with regulations that will damage the economy, including the so-called “snap elections” rule, which would dramatically reduce the time between the filing of a union petition and the actual election in the workplace. Last week, Senator Rubio sent a letter to the NLRB, saying “this dramatic change to United States labor law would hurt the economy and increase burdens on employers in the state of Florida, which is struggling with an unemployment rate of over ten percent.”

Click here to view Senator Rubio’s comments to the NLRB.