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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
  • Senate, House Education Chairs Demand Administration End “Unprecedented Overreach” into College Accreditation Process
    Oct 23, 2015  - Dear Director Cordray: We write to request you immediately rescind the issuance of a civil investigative demand to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and halt any other planned investigatory actions regarding accreditors or the accreditation of institutions of high... More
  • Kline, Foxx Seek Information on Interagency Task Force
    Oct 20, 2015  - Dear Secretary Duncan: The Department of Education (department) has indicated the formation of an interagency task force (task force) for oversight of proprietary institutions of higher education. Additionally, the department has indicated this task force met in May and would seek public input from ... More
  • Is Secretary Perez Listening?
    Oct 15, 2015  - Members of Congress still have a lot to say about a Department of Labor proposal that will make it harder for low- and middle-class families to save for retirement. While policymakers have already spoken out on the regulatory proposal, it’s clear that concerns persist – even among those in the presi... More
  • School Is Closed
    Oct 15, 2015  - Less than two months into the school year, Clay County, Tennessee, students and teachers are back at home – not for “Fall Break” – for the foreseeable future. That’s right. All three of the district’s schools are closed, forcing more than 1,000 students to lose valuable learning time. What contribut... 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
  • NLRB Causes Big Problems for Small Businesses
    Oct 2, 2015  - Small business owners traveled to Capitol Hill this week to speak out against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) latest assault on job creators and to urge policymakers to rally behind a legislative solution. Introduced by leaders in the House and Senate, the Protecting Local Business Oppor... 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
  • NLRB Builds a Barrier for Women, Minority Small Business Owners
    Sep 23, 2015  - By redefining what it means to be an employer, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will wreak havoc on working families and small business owners across the country. But just who exactly will be on the losing end of the NLRB’s latest Big Labor ploy? For starters, franchise businesses will be h... More