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  • The Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act
    Oct 27, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In an unprecedented decision that has union leaders celebrating, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) discarded years of settled labor policy and redefined what it means to be an employer. For more than 30 years, the NLRB considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they h... More
  • Higher Education Extension Act of 2015
    Sep 24, 2015  - To provide certainty to students and institutions as policymakers continue work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, Reps. Mike Bishop (R-MI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will extend for one year the Perkins Lo... More
  • Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Despite repeated attempts to enhance transparency in the higher education system, students and families still struggle to access important information that will assist in their search for the right college or university. The federal government provides financial assistance for millions... More
  • Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For many students and families, federal financial aid makes a postsecondary education possible. The time when a family begins the process of applying for financial aid is critical to ensuring students access the full range of assistance available to them. Unfortunately, the current pro... More
  • Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Across the country, tuition costs continue to go up and the job prospects many graduates face remain bleak. It has never been more critical for individuals to make responsible choices regarding how to pay for their postsecondary education. Unfortunately, many students are simply not eq... More
  • Flexible Pell Grant for 21st Century Students Act
    Jul 23, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: Student demographics have changed dramatically in recent decades. Whereas the majority of students used to enroll in a four-year, full-time program fresh out of high school, an increasing number of students – “contemporary students” – are older, have a family, and work full- or part-ti... More
  • Student Privacy Protection Act
    Jul 22, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: For students, parents, and teachers, mobile applications, cloud-based platforms, and other innovative technologies have made education more accessible, reliable, and efficient. It has provided students of all ages and all backgrounds greater access to learning, enhanced communication b... More
  • The Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Apr 14, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implemented new policies that jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in the NLRB’s new ambush election rule – regulations designed to speed up union elections – are requirements that force employers to disclose employe... More
  • The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act: Protecting Workers’ Free Choice
    Apr 14, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ambush election rule dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s rule significantly shortens the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election date by: Giving workers as few ... More
  • Stopping the National Labor Relations Board’s Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 11, 2015  - THE PROBLEM: In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized a new rule that dramatically alters long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s ambush election rule arbitrarily limits the ability of employers to legally prepare for union elections, delays answer... More