Legislation introduced by House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) would effectively undue the criteria used to determine an appropriate bargaining unit established by the National Labor Relations Board’s recent Specialty Healthcare decision, and prevent the Board from pursuing its proposed changes to representation election procedures. Specifically, the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094) seeks to return to the long-standing approach in assessing which employees belong in a proposed bargaining unit, and would establish a timeline and process for holding a hearing regarding any pre-election disputes and deciding the appropriate bargaining unit. Continue reading this entry at Littler's Washington DC Employment Law Update.