Monday, June 20, 2011

Union Salting Bill Reintroduced into the House

A union "salt" is an undercover union organizer and legislation, the Truth in Employment Act of 2011 (H.R. 2153), has been reintroduced into the House of Representatives by Rep. Steve King (R-IA). The legislation seeks to amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to allow employers to refuse to hire salts. Specifically, the legislation would amend Section 8(a) of the NLRA to read:

“Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as requiring an employer to employ any person who seeks or has sought employment with the employer in furtherance of other employment or agency status.”

Currently, an employer cannot discriminate against a “salt” simply because of an alleged conflict of interest or due to “potential” violation of company policies. The employer does have the right to expect the salt to perform work in the normally expected manner. The extent of “salting” in use by unions is uncertain, as some salts identify their union affiliation and others do not.

1 comment:

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