Today, the sleepwalking Senate will wake briefly to vote on a measure that would nullify a controversial National Labor Relations Board rule set to take effect on April 30. Recall that back in early December, the NLRB passed a rule allowing “snap elections” for union membership. The rule’s primary function was to cut down on the time between the announcement of a vote to unionize and the vote itself. Whereas previously, employers would have six weeks to present their case against unionization, those businesses now have only ten to fourteen days of persuasion.
Sen. Rand Paul (KY) summarized some of the major concerns over the rule in a Washington Times column: