In an effort to “shield employers from deceptive union harassment,” U.S. Rep. Rick W. Allen, R-GA, has re-introduced H.R. 4320, the Truth in Employment Act. According to Allen, this legislation would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to protect small businesses and their employees from a coercive tactic used by large unions known as “salting,” where the union pays an individual to apply for job within a targeted company and, once the job is obtained, to begin union organizing efforts.
“Big labor and union bosses will stop at nothing to coerce more American workers into unionization, even if it means targeting small businesses in need of new employees,” said Allen, a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “The deceptive practice called ‘salting’ is becoming more common across the country and is nothing more than a desperate attempt to strongarm non-union employers into unionizing their workforce without a vote—or forcing them to shut their doors.
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