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Senate debates measure to nullify union rulesSenate debates GOP measure to overturn new rules that speed up union election process
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The Senate has begun debate on Republicans' attempt to overturn regulations that make it easier and quicker for unions to get representation elections.
The GOP is given little chance of succeeding when the Senate votes Tuesday on the resolution of disapproval. But the vote forces lawmakers to sides on an issue that sharply divides unions and business groups.
The new rules were adopted last year by the National Labor Relations Board and are scheduled to take effect on April 30. They are aimed at reducing the time it takes to hold an election once a majority of workers sign cards saying they want a union.
Business groups claim the changes allow unions to ambush companies. Unions call them a modest fix to limit corporate stalling tactics.
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