• 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
  • What’s Missing from the Conversation
    Oct 7, 2015  - The White House is hosting a summit to “start the conversation” on amplifying workers’ voices. It’s an interesting idea for an administration that’s been largely tone deaf to the challenges facing working families. Anyone who has been listening knows that the president’s failed policies are hurting ... More