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      house Committees
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Workforce Protections
      Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedDecember 3rd, 2013

What is it?

This bill would amend the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to prescribe whistleblower protections that prohibit a labor organization from discriminating against any of its employees who engage in whistleblower activities. This bill offers procedures  for filing and processing complaints for violations of the Act, and 

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) limit employees to remove elected or appointed union officials through a democratic election; or (2) preempt a state or local government from providing additional protections to such employees who allege a violation, provided such protections do not limit the ability of those employees to remove such officials through a democratic ballot.

Impact

The bill impacts whistleblower protections for union employees. Currently, union employees have none.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.

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Of Note:

The bill defines whistleblower activities as 

1) provided information to the labor organization, the Department of Labor, or any other state, local, or federal government authority or law enforcement agency regarding any violation of the Act or any Department or National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) order; 

2) testified in any Department or NLRB administrative or enforcement proceeding; 

3) filed or instituted any such proceeding; or 

4) refused to perform an assigned task that the employee reasonably believed to be in violation of any law, order, or prohibition enforced by the Department or the NLRB.

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Official Title

To amend the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to provide whistleblower protection for union employees.

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