The U.S. House of Representatives is currently debating a resolution brought under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) that would express its disapproval of the National Labor Relations Board’s new “quickie election” procedures. The quickie election rules, set to go into effect next month, could allow a labor union to hold an election in as little as eleven days after the filing of an election petition with the Board.
Since the text of the rule was released in December 2014, Republicans have lined up to lambast its procedures, arguing that they amount to an “ambush”:
“Protecting against union tactics that ambush and bully small businesses and employees should not be a partisan issue,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) said in a statement. “I hope the president seizes this opportunity instead of another veto of more American jobs.”
The Senate has already passed its version of the disapproval measure, largely on party lines. But regardless of whether the House passes the measure, it will very likely be vetoed by the President. And unfortunately for the rule’s opponents, it is highly unlikely that the Senate could garner enough votes to override the President’s veto.