April 20, 2012, Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming, the
ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,
announced that it was expected that the full Senate on April 23 and 24 will
debate S.J. Res 36, which seeks to invalidate the NLRB's regulation that would
speed up the union representation election process. The NLRB's proposed
rule is scheduled to go into effect April 30, 2012.
the Congressional Review Act, if the Senate and House pass a resolution of
disapproval of a federal agency regulation, that action nullifies the
regulation. As to the Senate, the law provides that such resolutions are
not subject to filibuster and need only a simple majority to pass.
According to a press release issued by Senator Enzi, 44 Republican members
of the Senate are already supporting the resolution. It would appear,
that if the resolution passes the Senate, that the Republican-dominated House
of Representatives would also pass the resolution.
about additional Labor and Employment Law Developments by Edwin S.
Hopson in the Wyatt Employment Law Report.
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