U.S. Rep. John Kline condemned Tuesday’s vote in the Senate blocking a Republican resolution that would have reversed speedy union election rules recently approved by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Kline, a vocal critic of the NLRB as chairman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, criticized the Senate for “giving a green light to the NLRB ambush election scheme.”
The new rules, backed by President Obama and congressional Democrats, are scheduled to take effect April 30. They would streamline election procedures and cut legal delays after workers gather enough signatures to form a union.
The Senate rejected a resolution of "disapproval" by a vote of 54-45. Minnesota senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken,  both Democrats, voted to uphold the new NLRB rules.