• *** 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