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Rubio, Lee, Colleagues Reintroduce National Labor Relations Board Reform Bill

Oct 29, 2019 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), joined Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Ted Cruz (R-TX), in reintroducing the Protecting American Jobs Act, a bill that would transfer the power to hear and adjudicate labor disputes from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) back to federal courts, in line with the court system established by the Constitution. The NLRB would retain the power to conduct investigations.
The NLRB, an independent federal agency consisting of five political appointees, was established to carry out the National Labor Relations Act and protect the interests of working people. However, it has operated under lengthy and bureaucratic procedures, and introduced uncertainty and instability as its rules and decisions change dramatically under shifting political pressures. The Protecting American Jobs Act would introduce greater stability and fairness into our process for resolving labor disputes.