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                                                                                          For Immediate Release
December 12, 2014 

Washington, D.C. 
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush” election rule released today.

“The ambush rule released today by the NLRB further demonstrates the Board’s shift from neutral arbiter of labor law to cheerleader for big labor,” said ABC Vice President of Government Affairs Geoff Burr “ABC opposes this erosion of workplace and privacy rights, which will lead to the unsolicited distribution of employees’ personal contact information and drastically shorten the period of time between when a petition is filed and when a representation election is held. This rule adds unnecessary pressure to employers and deprives employees of valuable time needed to make a well-informed decision and we will continue to lead the fight against ambush elections through every available avenue.”

ABC has consistently opposed the NLRB’s proposed changes as unfair to employers and employees and has raised privacy concerns over the proposal’s distribution of employees’ personal contact information, including in testimony before the NLRB this April. In addition, ABC along with more than 1,200 ABC members filed comments earlier this year requesting the NLRB withdraw the ambush election proposal.


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