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  • Latest Action: Mar 21, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce - Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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  • 75% of users support H.R.972

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    • Council of Smaller Enterprises

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    • Heritage Foundation

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    • Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 08, 2011, by ruediix - Majority refers to >50% This means that if 50% do not vote in favor, a union cannot be formed, even if 49% voted in favor, and 0% voted against. This actually increases the ability of an employer to intimidate, as they can simply intimidate employees into NOT voting.

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      As noted by ruediix, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 08, 2011, "Majority refers to >50% This means that if 50% do not vote in favor, a union cannot be formed, even if 49% voted in favor, and 0% voted against. This actually increases the ability of an employer to intimidate, as they can simply intimidate employees into NOT voting."
    • On May 11, 2011, by SignOfTheDollar - This Bill could be renamed the "Assurance That Union Thugs Won't Come Knocking At Your Door" act but the acronym doesn't work (ATUTWCKAYD).

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      As noted by SignOfTheDollar, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 11, 2011, "This Bill could be renamed the "Assurance That Union Thugs Won't Come Knocking At Your Door" act but the acronym doesn't work (ATUTWCKAYD)."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Blog @ MoreWhat.com » NLRA Reforms - July 27, 2012 by Stanford Matthews - Roe introduced the Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), which would “end the assault on the secret ballot once and for all.” Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) championed the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 2335). In the words of ...

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      As noted by Stanford Matthews on July 27, 2012, "Roe introduced the Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), which would “end the assault on the secret ballot once and for all.” Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) championed the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act (H.R. 2335). In the words of ..." (/url?q=http://morewhat.com/w30/nlra-reforms/&sa=U&ei=EkwTUJ_4FvCu0AG4h4CIDA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFXo2Q1vSMAdEYnep0lA7rRmzpSLg)
    • @LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 26, 2012 : Labor Relations Today - July 26, 2012 by Brennan W. Bolt - The subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard from witnesses supporting several Republican proposals to amend the NLRA, including the proposed Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), ...

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      As noted by Brennan W. Bolt on July 26, 2012, "The subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard from witnesses supporting several Republican proposals to amend the NLRA, including the proposed Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), ..." (/url?q=http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/2012/07/articles/media-roundup/lrtoday-morning-roundup-july-26-2012/&sa=U&ei=mUkXUPL6G43U9ATJ3IDgBg&ved=0CCYQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNFYwPcqdg-11Wdfkw5FuNnOU4ZHnA)
    • @LRToday Morning Round-Up: July 26, 2012 : Labor Relations Today - July 26, 2012 by Brennan W. Bolt - The subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard from witnesses supporting several Republican proposals to amend the NLRA, including the proposed Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), ...

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      As noted by Brennan W. Bolt on July 26, 2012, "The subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce heard from witnesses supporting several Republican proposals to amend the NLRA, including the proposed Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972), ..." (/url?q=http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/2012/07/articles/media-roundup/lrtoday-morning-roundup-july-26-2012/&sa=U&ei=EkwTUJ_4FvCu0AG4h4CIDA&ved=0CCoQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNEQUZYNXs1I3HK0jf_KIHGQj7m0kQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Laziest Thing You Can Do For America Today - December 08, 2011 by DAILY KOS - 1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). I urge you to do everything in your power to defeat all four of these monstrous pieces of anti-employee, anti-job, pro-1% legislation.

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on December 08, 2011, "1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). I urge you to do everything in your power to defeat all four of these monstrous pieces of anti-employee, anti-job, pro-1% legislation." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/08/1043384/-The-Laziest-Thing-You-Can-Do-For-America-Today)
    • The Laziest Thing You Can Do For America Today - December 08, 2011 by DAILY KOS - 1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). I urge you to do everything in your power to defeat all four of these monstrous pieces of anti-employee, anti-job, pro-1% legislation.

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on December 08, 2011, "1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). I urge you to do everything in your power to defeat all four of these monstrous pieces of anti-employee, anti-job, pro-1% legislation." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/08/1043384/-The-Laziest-Thing-You-Can-Do-For-America-Today?via=siderecent)
    • I Freeped the US Chamber of Commerce and So Can You - December 08, 2011 by DAILY KOS - 1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). These pieces of legislation would destroy what few rights unions retain, making it virtually impossible for workers to join a ...

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on December 08, 2011, "1523) • The Job Protection Act (H.R. 1976 and S. 964) • The Secret Ballot Protection Act (H.R. 972 and S. 217). These pieces of legislation would destroy what few rights unions retain, making it virtually impossible for workers to join a ..." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/12/08/1043361/-I-Freeped-the-US-Chamber-of-Commerce-and-So-Can-You?via=siderecent)
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