AAHOA applauds introduction of the Representation Fairness Restoration Act

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WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 – The Asian American Hotel Owners Association applauded today the introduction of a bill to reverse a federal labor board’s decision that paved the way for micro-unions.

“There was no reason to upend the decades-old standard for organizing in a workplace—or the balance between labor and management,” said Chip Rogers, the group’s president and CEO. “Allowing for micro-unions was a misguided decision by the National Labor Relations Board, and it’s time for it to be reversed.”

In its 2011 decision in the Specialty Healthcare case, the National Labor Relations Board certified the formation of micro-unions. The bill introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R, Ga.) and Rep. Francis Rooney (R, Fla.) would restore the previous standard for organizing a union in a workplace.

“We thank Sen. Isakson and Rep. Rooney for their leadership on this important issue,” Rogers said. “We urge committee leadership to quickly act on the bill.”

AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The more than 16,000 AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community in the United States. As an association, AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.

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