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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

  • The Employee Privacy Protection Act
    Mar 27, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is advancing a proposal that would jeopardize the privacy of workers and their families. Buried in a draft rule designed to speed up union elections, the NLRB is attempting to require employers to disclose employees’ personal information to uni... More
  • The Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act: Protecting Workers’ Free Choice
    Mar 27, 2014  - THE PROBLEM: In February the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a proposal that will dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections. The board’s proposed rule will significantly shorten the time between the filing of a petition for a union election and the election da... More
  • Committee Leaders Urge NLRB to Extend Comment Period for Ambush Election Rule
    Mar 26, 2014  - House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) sent a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asking the board to extend the public comment period for the controversial ambush election prop... More
  • Five Questions for the Secretary of Labor
    Mar 25, 2014  - Tomorrow Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on the department’s budget and policy priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. This will be the secretary’s first appearance before the committee since his confirmation, so committee members are... More
  • New Reports Highlight ObamaCare Burdens for Workers and Employers
    Mar 7, 2014  - From lower wages to skyrocketing costs, the president’s health care law is wreaking havoc on America’s workplaces. The administration has tried desperately to disguise ObamaCare’s harmful effects by changing or delaying portions of the law through executive fiat, but no delay can truly ease the pain... More
  • ObamaCare’s Growing Threat to America’s Education System
    Feb 25, 2014  - The ObamaCare credibility gap continues to grow as new evidence of broken promises comes to light. Despite the administration’s repeated pledge health care reform would not harm employment, the New York Times reports teachers and school workers are already experiencing cuts to hours and income than... More
  • Committee Seeks Details on Administration’s 50-State Strategy
    Feb 25, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan: In recent press interviews, you and your staff have confirmed the development of a "50-state strategy" on teacher equity. Specifically, Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Deb Delisle said states will be required to update their 'highly qualified teacher... More
  • Committee Leaders Request Details about Obama Administration’s Higher Education Executive Actions
    Feb 12, 2014  - Dear Mr. President: On January 16, 2014 the White House convened a summit with more than 100 college and university leaders and 40 non-profit organizations to discuss opportunities to expand access to higher education for low-income students. We share the goal of strengthening federal policy to ens... More
  • Republicans Seek Additional Information on School Discipline Guidance
    Feb 12, 2014  - Dear Secretary Duncan and Attorney General Holder: In January the departments of Education and Justice issued joint guidance on school discipline to help prevent discrimination and slow down the "school-to-prison pipeline." The recommendations encourage schools to establish procedures to distinguis... More
  • Holding the NLRB Accountable for its Ambush Election Rule
    Feb 10, 2014  - The Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is once again advancing a radical ambush union election rule. The regulatory proposal would dramatically alter long-standing policies governing union elections, and ultimately stifle employer free speech and cripple worker free choice. First proposed i... More
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