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Labor Dept. Issues Final "Persuader" Rule on Union Organizing Communications by Employers

March 25, 2016

Labor Dept. Issues Final "Persuader" Rule on Union Organizing Communications by Employers

The Department of Labor (DOL) on March 23 issued its final "Persuader Rule," requiring employers and their hired labor-relations consultants to disclose far more of their communications to employees. The employer community has expressed concern that the rule will limit employers' access to expert advice as to how to communicate with employees regarding the pros and cons of unionization.

Congress Considers Major Spending Bill

December 7, 2015

Congress Considers Major Spending Bill

Congress has until Dec. 11 to pass an omnibus spending bill to keep the government running. Congressional Republican and Democratic negotiators remain in private negotiations in an effort to reach an agreement on the omnibus bill and avert a government shutdown, but time is running short. Because the omnibus is a "must-pass" piece of legislation, policymakers are actively trying to insert unrelated policy riders into the package. This includes language pushing back against Obama Administration priorities that will adversely affect NATSO members.

Coalition Urges Congress to Restore Longstanding Joint Employer Standard

October 2, 2015

Coalition Urges Congress to Restore Longstanding Joint Employer Standard

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which NATSO is a member, urged Congress to quickly pass the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act (S. 2015/H.R. 3549), which would restore the longstanding joint employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act.

Court Rejects Challenge to "Ambush Elections" Rule

July 31, 2015

Court Rejects Challenge to "Ambush Elections" Rule

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and several other business and trade groups against the National Labor Relations Board's "ambush elections" rule.

Labor Department Sets December Deadline for Persuader Rule

May 27, 2015

Labor Department Sets December Deadline for Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has set a December timeframe for issuing the Persuader Rule, which would limit ways in which employers can communicate with their employees as they decide whether to unionize.

Court Hears Arguments in NLRB Elections Rule Challenge

May 15, 2015

Court Hears Arguments in NLRB Elections Rule Challenge

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on May 15 heard oral arguments in the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace’s challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush elections” rule.

President Vetoes Resolution to Block Ambush Election Rule

April 2, 2015

President Vetoes Resolution to Block Ambush Election Rule

President Obama on March 31 signed a memorandum of disapproval that effectively vetoed the Congressional Review Act resolution (S.J. Res. 8) to block the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule.

House Approves Measure to Block Ambush Election Rule

March 19, 2015

House Approves Measure to Block Ambush Election Rule

The U.S. House of Representatives on March 19 voted 232 to 186 in favor of the Congressional Review Act Resolution to block the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule. The President is expected to veto the measure, however, which passed the Senate 53-46 earlier this month.

NLRB Asks Court to Dismiss Election Rule Challenge

March 12, 2015

NLRB Asks Court to Dismiss Election Rule Challenge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on March 6 asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and other business groups seeking to block changes to its union election rules and procedures.

Senate Passes Measure to Block Ambush Election Rule

March 6, 2015

Senate Passes Measure to Block Ambush Election Rule

Senate lawmakers on March 4 passed S.J. Res. 8 to block the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule. The House is now expected to take up a companion resolution, H.J. Res. 29, after lawmakers return from recess March 16.

Coalition Urges Senate to Approve Resolution Nullifying Ambush Election Rule

February 27, 2015

Coalition Urges Senate to Approve Resolution Nullifying Ambush Election Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the Senate to immediately approve S.J. Res. 8, which would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s “ambush” election rule.

Coalition Files Lawsuit to Stop NLRB Election Rule

January 7, 2015

Coalition Files Lawsuit to Stop NLRB Election Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which NATSO is a member, on Jan. 5 filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from moving forward with its “ambush elections” rule.

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer In 13 Complaints

December 21, 2014

NLRB Names McDonald’s as Joint Employer In 13 Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board on Dec. 19 issued 13 labor complaints naming McDonald’s Corp. as a joint employer of the workers at its franchisees’ locations.

NLRB Ruling Makes Franchisors Liable for Franchisee Labor Practices

July 31, 2014

NLRB Ruling Makes Franchisors Liable for Franchisee Labor Practices

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled July 29 that McDonald’s is the joint employer of its franchisees’ employees, making the company liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators and easing the way for unionizing nationwide.

Coalition Urges NLRB to Withdraw Elections Rule

April 7, 2014

Coalition Urges NLRB to Withdraw Elections Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to withdraw its proposed rule regarding union elections arguing that it will create significant election challenges for employers without achieving the Board’s intended goal.

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