• Witnesses Warn “Persuader” Rule Harms Workers and Small Business Owners
    Apr 27, 2016  - The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, chaired by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), held a hearing today to examine the U.S. Department of Labor’s “persuader” rule. Finalized in March 2016, this partisan rule vastly restricts the long-standing “advice” exemption under the Labor-Management ... More
  • Roe Statement: Hearing on "The Persuader Rule: The Administration's Latest Attack on Employer Free Speech and Employee Free Choice"
    Apr 27, 2016  - We are here today to examine a new rule finalized by the Department of Labor and its impact on America’s workers and employers. I’d like to start by saying that we are now in the seventh year of the economic recovery—the slowest recovery in our nation’s history. Although we’ve made progress over the... More
  • *** MEDIA ADVISORY *** THIS WEEK: Hearing on “Persuader” Rule, Markup of Bill Addressing Infant Abuse and Neglect
    Apr 25, 2016  - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce will meet this week to examine a new rule by the Department of Labor that will restrict workers’ free choice and employers’ free speech. The committee will also meet this week to consider legislation that will improve efforts to prevent infant abuse... More
  • The Administration’s Persuader Ploy
    Apr 13, 2016  - For seven years, the Obama administration has pursued a concerted effort to advance the interests of union bosses at the expense of hardworking Americans. The latest ploy in this Big Labor agenda? A rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) that will undermine the rights of both workers and employers ... More
  • Kline, Roe Statement on Labor Department’s Persuader Rule
    Mar 23, 2016  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s final “persuader” rule: Once again, the Obama administration is playi... More
  • Committee Renews Request for Information on OSHA's Troubling Joint Employer Proposal
    Jan 19, 2016  - On October 13, 2015, we wrote to you regarding the Department of Labor’s (Department) draft memorandum to expand liability for workplace safety and health violations of franchisors under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Act). Among other requests, the Committee’s letter specifically requeste... More
  • Divide and Conquer
    Dec 9, 2015  - If at first you don’t succeed, change the rules and try again. That seems to be the motto adopted by Big Labor in its effort to unionize a Tennessee-based Volkswagen plant. After failing to win an election involving all of the plant’s hourly employees, the United Auto Workers prevailed last week in ... More
  • Keeping Our Promises to Native Americans, Part II
    Nov 5, 2015  - Today, the White House is welcoming leaders from the more than 550 federally recognized Native American tribes for its 2015 Tribal Nations Conference. The event is intended to “strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country,” an important goal policymakers on both sides of ... More
  • Committee Approves Bill to Stop NLRB Attack on Small Businesses
    Oct 28, 2015  - The House Education and the Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-MN), today approved H.R. 3459, the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act. The legislation will protect small businesses and the workers they employ by rolling back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent de... More
  • Card Check by Another Name
    Oct 9, 2015  - Not too long ago, Democratic presidential candidates were wooing Big Labor by voicing support for the anti-worker card check scheme. Now, Sen. Bernie Sanders has taken that union boss courtship a step further by introducing card check as a legislative proposal named the Workplace Democracy Act. It’s... More