What it does: Requires that every unionized workplace have a guarantee of a periodic supervised secret ballot election to determine whether employees want to continue to be represented by an incumbent union. The election will coincide with contract renegotiations, and will only occur once the workforce has turned over by more than 50 percent since the last election.
Support: 75% of respondents were strongly/somewhat supportive.
Why: Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) indicates that fewer than 10% of currently unionized employees voted for the union in their workplace.
Background: Once a workplace is unionized it is nearly impossible for employees to decertify a union. As a result, millions of unionized employees work in union shops where they have never had the opportunity to vote on whether or not they want to remain represented by that union.
This provision is especially important in light of the NLRB’s recent proposal to shorten the time period for elections where employees have insufficient time to formulate an informed vote.