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Sen. Tester Sides With Big Labor Bosses Over Montana Workers

Senator Endorses President Obama’s Job-Killing Ambush Elections

Helena, MT – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today voted against a resolution to effectively nullify a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that will allow union bosses to pursue unfair ambush elections.  The vote occurred on a joint resolution of disapproval sponsored by Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming that would overturn the NLRB ruling, and hold President Obama and his labor board to account.  

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows the Congress to introduce a joint resolution of disapproval with the full force of law to stop a federal agency from implementing a recent rule or regulation.  A resolution of disapproval introduced under the CRA cannot be filibustered and needs only a simple majority in both legislative bodies and the president’s signature, and must be acted upon during a 60-day window.  The NLRB rule concerning reckless ambush elections is now slated to go into effect on April 30th.

“It is clear that Senator Tester believes it is more important to side with Washington, D.C. labor bosses over Montana workers and business owners,” said Chuck Denowh, state director for the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ).  “This NLRB rule will negatively impact Montana’s economy, and lead to unfair ambush elections that leave employees and employers with little time to make an informed decision.  Senator Tester’s stance on critical issues affecting job creators will now be communicated to Montanans so they are well informed on his support for the job-killing policies advanced by President Obama’s labor board.”

Various candidates from across Montana stood against reckless ambush elections.  All candidates questionnaires can be found here.