House advances bill overturning NLRB union rule

The House on Friday afternoon approved a rule allowing for debate and vote on legislation that would overturn a pending National Labor Relations Board proposal to speed up union elections.

The House approved the rule for the bill, H.R. 3094, in a 239-167 vote.

The NLRB over the summer proposed a rule requiring union elections as early as 10 days after a petition is submitted. In contrast, the bill would give companies 14 days to find representation, and ensure that no union election could take place until at least 35 days after a petition is submitted.

Approval of the rule allows the House to start debate on the bill as soon as it returns from the Thanksgiving break.