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For Immediate Release                                                                 Contact: Chuck Denowh
July 25, 2012                                                                                                         406-239-5952

Montana Job Providers Applaud Congressman Rehberg’s Efforts To Undo Micro-Unions  

Helena, MT – The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) discussed renewed efforts in Congress to undo the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Specialty Healthcare decision which allows for the creation of micro-unions.  In a radio interview today with the Missoula Talk Back Program, CPMTJ spokesperson Chuck Denowh outlined the problems presented by micro-unions, and what Congressman Rehberg and his colleagues are doing to try and stop them.
Denowh said, “Congress is trying to push back on some of these National Labor Relations Board decisions.  In fact, as we’re speaking Congressman Rehberg’s committee is doing a markup on a budget bill that includes a provision to defund this micro-union decision … Congressman Rehberg is taking a stand … hopefully we can get this through Congress and start to undo what the NLRB has done.”
In June, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted on an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that would have defunded the job-killing micro-unions.  The vote failed as Senators such as Jon Tester decided to stand with Washington, D.C. labor bosses over Montana employees and employers.
Audio from the interview can be found online here.
The Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs is an organization committed to protecting jobs in Montana and standing up for the workers and small businesses in the state that grow the economy and create opportunities. 
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