GOP Presidential Debate is 9/22—Will Candidates Discuss Big Labor and NLRB Overreach?

By WFI Staff

The next Republican Presidential debate is Thursday, September 22 at 9 p.m. ET, and with it comes a unique opportunity for WFI members to make their voices heard by submitting questions via video or text.

Where: Orlando, Florida
When: Thursday, September 22 @ 9 p.m. ET

Here’s Your Chance to Participate

Fox News and Google are teaming up to organize the debate and are accepting questions from the public. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone who cares about workforce fairness to make an impact! Submit video or text question by clicking here.

Top voted questions will be asked of candidates during the debate. Here are a few ways to make your question stand out, especially if you’re shooting a video:

  1. Ask the question as clearly, concisely, and directly as you can and try to record in a place where there is minimal background noise.
  2. Be creative. For example, if you’re a nurse asking about health care, try to record in a hospital.
  3. Tie your question into a recent news story or event to give it timeliness and relevance.
  4. Give a personal anecdote: In your question, you are allowed enough time to provide your own story to better demonstrate why these issues are important to you.

Be sure to watch the debate to see if your questions are asked!

Candidates Need to Address Our Issues

With the economy struggling, job creation and economic growth will be hot button issues. Candidates need to address important workforce fairness issues like:

H.R. 2587, the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act
— the Senate needs to support this important piece of legislation, which seeks to ban the unelected members of the NLRB from designating where a company can do business.

“Quickie” elections – the NLRB has proposed cutting the time of workplace elections in a way that would rig them in favor of union bosses.

Dept. of Labor “Gag Rule” – this proposed regulation would inhibit employers from seeking legal counsel and speaking out during unionization elections.

Micro-Units – the NLRB wants to allow Big Labor to create various bargaining units in one place of work, some as small as two people.

Forced Unionization – the National Mediation Board upended nearly a century of precedent and is forcing unionization on airline and railroad workers.

This is a great opportunity to find out where those running for President stand on these issues.

What kinds of questions can you ask (or tweet)?

  • The #NLRB continues to overstep its legal boundaries. How would you rectify this situation? #FoxNews/GoogleDebate #EFCA
  • Should employers have time to express their views on unionization to employees? #BigLabor #EFCA #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • What’s more important to you as a candidate: workforce fairness or #BigLabor interests? #TCOT #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • How would you resolve the #NLRB complaint against #Boeing that could cost more than 1,000 jobs in SC? #SCTweets #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • Under the Obama Administration, the #NLRB continues to infringe upon employers rights. How do you stop it? #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • Will the #NLRB’s complaint against #Boeing threatens right-to-work laws? #FoxNews/GoogleDebate #SCTweets
  • How would you stop the #NLRB from rewriting labor laws to favor #BigLabor? #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • Is the #NLRB favoring #BigLabor in proposing to shorten workplace election periods? #EFCA #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • What would you do differently than the @BarackObama administration to handle the rogue #NLRB? #FoxNews/GoogleDebate
  • What policies would you implement to save jobs in Right-to-Work states from #BigLabor bullies like #NLRB? #GOPDebate
  • Is it too late to reign in the NLRB? What are next steps? #BigLabor #FoxNews/GoogleDebate

Questions for YouTube

  • Is it fair to threaten American business by imposing new measures, like the Dept of Labor’s “Gag Rule?” Is it not the right of every American to seek legal counsel without having to report it to the government?
  • In your opinion do the proposed #NLRB rule changes, like “Quickie” elections and Micro-Units, favor union bosses?
  • The National Mediation Board (NMB) recently trashed a century of precedent forcing unionization on airline and railroad workers. Please explain your sentiments regarding this unlawful and unprecedented power grab.

These are just a few of the questions you can send to show the GOP candidates the American public knows that standing up to Big Labor will help create jobs and restore our economy.

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