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  • WSJ: NLRB’s Joint Employer Attack
    Aug 29, 2015  - The partisan National Labor Relations Board this week continued its radical campaign to transform America's workplaces by issuing a decision that redefines what its means to be an employer. Reps. John Kline (R-MN) and Phil Roe (R-TN) noted that the board's decision "set dangerous precedent" that wil... More
  • The NLRB’s Latest Blow to Working Families and Small Businesses
    Aug 28, 2015  - They’ve done it again. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has handed down another misguided decision that will have costly consequences for working families and small businesses. This time, the activist board has redefined what it means to be an employer, blurring the lines of responsibility ... More
  • Kline, Roe Statement on NLRB Joint-Employer Decision
    Aug 27, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement today after the National Labor Relations Board released a partisan decision in Browning-Ferris Industries that... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - Today the committee will consider H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015. This important legislation will prevent the National Labor Relations Board from exerting jurisdiction over Native American businesses operating on tribal lands. As we all know, policies governing labor-management r... More
  • Rokita Statement: Markup of H.R. 511, the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - Before I explain the technical changes included in the substitute amendment, I’d like to take a minute to discuss the importance of the broader legislation. As the chairman said, the purpose of this bill is simple: to protect the sovereignty and promote governmental parity, of Native Americans by ma... More
  • NLRB Stalls Misguided Attempt to Weaken Right to Work
    Jul 9, 2015  - Under the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has a track record of undermining the rights of both employees and job creators while advancing the interests of Big Labor. Given its pervasive culture of union favoritism, the board surprised many this week when it hit “pause... More
  • Kline, Walberg Statement on Proposed Overtime Rule
    Jun 30, 2015  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Labor proposed changes to federal overtime rules: Federal overtime rules are extremely complicated an... More
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on H.R. 511, Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
    Jun 16, 2015  - Upholding Native American rights of self-determination has long been a priority. As far back as the 1830s, when the governmental authority of tribes was first challenged, our courts have held that “tribes possess a nationhood status and retain inherent powers of self-government.” For decades, policy... More
  • Next Week: Hearings to Examine Child Nutrition, Tribal Sovereignty, and Fiduciary Regulation
    Jun 12, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a number of hearings during the week of June 15, 2015, to discuss important issues facing classrooms and workplaces. Hearings will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building. On Tuesday, June 16 at 10:00 a.m., the full commi... More
  • ICYMI: Hearing Reveals Consequences of NLRB Attack on Right to Work
    Jun 5, 2015  - It’s no secret that the Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is determined to advance a culture of union favoritism – regardless of the cost to hardworking Americans. House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) noted earlier this week: The president’s appointees at ... More