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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • Walberg Statement: Hearing on "Promoting Accuracy and Accountability of the Davis-Bacon Act"
    Jun 18, 2013  - Enacted in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act requires the payment of local prevailing wages to workers on federal construction projects. Determining local prevailing wage rates is a complicated process, one that involves the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division conducting surveys to collect wage and... More
  • Republicans Introduce NLRA Reforms to Protect Secret Ballot and Roll Back Micro-Union Scheme
    Jun 13, 2013  - Republicans today introduced two legislative proposals that would protect workers’ right to secret ballot union elections and roll back the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) micro-union Specialty Healthcare decision. The Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions will discuss both... More
  • H.R. 2347: Representation Fairness Restoration Act
    Jun 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Unions have long tried to organize small groups or “units” of employees as an incremental step toward organizing an entire workplace. A standard used for decades by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) required a different approach, one that promoted unity in workplaces by includi... More
  • H.R. 2346: Secret Ballot Protection Act
    Jun 13, 2013  - THE PROBLEM: Under current federal labor law, workers choose whether or not to be represented by a union through a federally-supervised secret ballot election. However, workers can also organize through a ‘card check’ campaign, in which workers are asked to publicly declare their support for union ... More
  • Kline, Roe Call on Administration to Withdraw Regulation that Harms Employer Free Speech
    May 30, 2013  - House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after renewing their request for the Department of Labor to abandon its proposed changes to th... More
  • Big Labor Still Anxious for Job-Destroying ‘Card Check’ Scheme
    May 30, 2013  - Across the country, the American people are still struggling in the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression. At a time when nearly 12 million are searching for work, the Republican-led House continues to champion a positive agenda that will help spur economic growth and job creation. Re... More
  • What They're Saying: Employers Support Enhanced Workplace Flexibility
    May 8, 2013  - Organizations representing the nation’s job creators are voicing support for the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406), legislation that would allow private-sector employers to offer employees the option of accruing paid time off or ‘comp time' for overtime hours worked. As detailed i... More
  • Kline, Roe Statement on Court Striking Down NLRB Poster Regulation
    May 7, 2013  - House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) released the following joint statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia invalidated a National Labor Relations Bo... More
  • VIDEO RELEASE: Kline Highlights Need for Greater Workplace Flexibility
    Apr 25, 2013  - Earlier today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) spoke on the House floor about how the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1406) will help Americans better balance family and work. During his remarks, Chairman Kline highlighted the challenges many dad... More
  • House Passes Bill in Response to Ongoing NLRB Legal Crisis
    Apr 12, 2013  - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act (H.R. 1120). Sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), chair of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, the legislation requires the National Labor Relations Board (NLR... More
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