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Tester Given Another Chance To Stand With Montana Small Businesses

Will Senator Support Amendment To Stop "Micro-Unions"?

Helena, MT - Chuck Denowh, state director for the Coalition to Protect Montana Jobs (CPMTJ) today issued the following statement on the recent efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to create "micro-unions", which would allow multiple collective bargaining units within a single workplace. The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations intends to vote today on an amendment to undo micro-unions. Proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham, the amendment will forbid any taxpayer funds from being devoted to implementing the NLRB's micro-union decision.

"The NLRB recently allowed the second and fifth floor women's shoe departments at the New York City's Bergdorf Goodman to create a micro-unions, stating that the sales associates in this specific department possessed unique skills than those in others. If union bosses were allowed to create micro-unions within Montana businesses, employers would be faced with confusion and dissonance among employees, and ultimately, job loss. Unfortunately, President Obama's labor board is taking steps that would harm workers and businesses, while rewarding Big Labor bosses who are the only benefactor of this policy".

Denowh concluded, "It is now the time for Senator Tester to oppose regulations that are detrimental to our workers and businesses. We call on Senator Tester to support the amendment proposed by Senator Graham."