July 13, 2015

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Launches Ad Campaign Explaining How Ambush Elections Rule Erodes Employee Privacy

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week began airing television advertisements that explain how the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule will violate employee privacy rights. The Chamber explains the rule forces employers to give employees’ home phone numbers and email addresses. The ad, which is running in the Washington, DC market, also argues NLRB actions could kill new jobs and that the board would “change the rules to make businesses liable for workers they don’t even employ, encouraging more lawsuits.” 

As Connecting the Dots has reported previously, as part of the annual federal appropriations process, lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate could consider legislation that would halt this NLRB rule, and other costly rules promulgated by other agencies. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges viewers to call their federal elected officials asking them to support legislative efforts to rein in the NLRB. MSCI urges its members to do the same and reminds members that they can find information for their senators and representatives on MSCI’s website

As a reminder, this rule also has already significantly reduced the number of days businesses have to prepare for union elections. MSCI continues to support litigation that aims to roll back this rule.