• Kline Requests Withdrawal of DOL's Proposed "Persuader" Rule
    Sep 21, 2011  - Dear Secretary Solis: I write in opposition to the Department of Labor's Office of Labor-Management Standards' (OLMS) proposed change to the interpretation of the "advice" exception. Fundamentally, this proposed rule is part of the administration's ongoing effort to increase the regulatory burden o... More
  • Kline Questions OSHA on Inspections of Hotels
    Jul 27, 2011  - Dear Secretary Michaels: Recent media reports describe a series of hotel inspections undertaken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in what appears to be an aggressive corporate campaign by UNITE HERE. These multiple, redundant inspections are exceptionally troubling in ligh... More
  • Kline Requests IG Review of MSHA Documents
    Jun 3, 2011  - Dear Mr. Petrole: On March 3, 2011, the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the Committee on Education and the Workforce held an oversight hearing on safety inspection and enforcement practices of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The hearing examined a previously unreleased Mar... More
  • Kline Letter to NLRB Chairman Concerning Specialty Health Care
    May 11, 2011  - Dear Chairman Liebman: Thank you for your partial response to the March 7, 2011 letter from Chairman Issa and myself requesting documents and communications referring or relating to Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, case 15-RC-8773, and the... More
  • Kline and Roe Question NLRB's Complaint Against Boeing
    May 5, 2011  - Dear Acting General Counsel Solomon: The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent action against The Boeing Company is deeply troubling. Although the facts of the case are still in dispute, its eventual outcome could have significant consequences for job-creators and workers. In light of the p... More
  • Kline and Issa Letter to NLRB Chairman Liebman Concerning Specialty Healthcare
    Mar 8, 2011  - On December 22, 2010, you, along with Members Becker and Pearce, and Hayes dissenting, published a notice and invitation to file briefs on Specialty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Mobile and United Steelworkers, District 9, Case 15-RC-8773. In Specialty, the United Steelworkers petitioned f... More
  • Kline Letter to Chairman Liebman of the National Labor Relations Board
    Mar 4, 2011  - Dear Chairman Liebman: The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) protects employees’ “right[s] to self-organize, to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and to engage in other concerted activities for the purpose of collectiv... More
  • Dear Colleague: 74% of Voters Oppose the Employee Free Choice Act
    Feb 2, 2009  - Dear Colleague: The American people believe strongly in their right to a secret ballot, and are overwhelmingly opposed to legislation that would take away that right in the workplace. Such is the finding of a new national survey from McLaughlin & Associates that shows widespread public opposition t... More