U.S. House Republicans urge labor board to curb mail-in union elections

(Reuters) – Two Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday urged a federal labor board to abandon its standard that has required most union elections to be held via mail ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representatives Virginia Foxx of North Carolina and Rick Allen of Georgia in a letter to National Labor Relations Board Chair Lauren McFerran said mail-in elections, which have become the norm since the pandemic began, lower voter participation and jeopardize workers’ rights to choose whether to be represented by a union.

Foxx and Allen respectively are the top Republicans on the House Committee on Education and Labor and the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions.


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