“This is an important decision,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, “not only in the lives of the employees, but also for the employers.”
The NLRB also has discussed easing curbs on multiple unions, known as “micro-unions,” that represent different divisions within each company. The House bill would prohibit them.
Sen. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican, introduced a similar measure in the Senate last month. But the measure faces tough odds in passing the Democratic-led Senate.
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