On Monday, the Obama Administration pushed a radical and unfair rule change through the National Mediation Board to allow workers to unionize without a majority vote of all the employees who would be unionized. Johnny Issakson does not believe that the Board has the legal authority to make such a drastic change without Congressional authorization, and he will not stand by and let the Administration compromise fairness to grant favors to its “Big Labor” supporters. Johnny has been a vocal critic of this action since last year when the Board first signaled that it would seek to overturn 75 years of labor precedent.
On Tuesday, Johnny filed a disapproval resolution in the Senate to block the Board’s egregious action. Johnny immediately gained the support of 25 Senate colleagues for this disapproval resolution, and he is continuing to gather additional support sufficient to bring this to a vote in the Senate. Yesterday, Johnny appeared on Fox News and discussed his efforts to stop the Board’s action. Please take a moment to watch this interview by clicking here.
As the Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, Johnny has consistently advocated for fair workplace conditions. The National Mediation Board’s rule change allowing permanent unionization of a workforce by a vote of less than a majority of that workforce is neither fair nor in the long-term best interests of Georgians or our country.