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    Default Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests

    Business groups are up in arms over a second Obama administration proposal when it comes to union organizing elections.

    The latest involves an expected “persuader rule” that would force companies to disclose when outside firms are hired to consult when it comes to union elections, according to The Hill.

    Currently employers are only required to disclose the hiring of such firms on union elections when the consultants make direct contact with employees, however, the revised regulation would require employers to disclose any work by consultants on union election strategy.
    Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests - News - TruckingInfo.com

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    Default Teamsters Hail New Labor Dept. Rule Leveling Organizing Playing Field



    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union today is lauding long-sought changes implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) that will require management consultants and attorneys involved with creating anti-union propaganda for companies to disclose their efforts to dissuade workers from organizing and collectively bargaining.

    In issuing final revisions to the “persuader rule,” the DOL puts these outside firms on equal footing as employers who must disclose such activities under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959. And it also increases parity with unions, which are already required to file detailed financial disclosure forms each and every year that includes receipts and expenditures. The changes take effect July 1.

    “For years, big business has taken advantage of the nation’s broken system,” Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said. “They’ve paid millions to consultants and law firms to do the dirty work of union-busting and intimidating employees. In exchange, these same companies publicly could wash their hands of the whole thing. That’s over now.”
    https://teamster.org/news/2016/03/te...-playing-field
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    Default Re: Teamsters Hail New Labor Dept. Rule Leveling Organizing Playing Field

    Labor unions just scored a big win

    (Reuters) - The Department of Labor on Wednesday released a long-awaited rule requiring companies to disclose when they seek advice about countering union campaigns, which several business groups vowed to challenge in court.

    The so-called persuader rule, first proposed in 2011, amends the federal Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act to require detailed reports from employers and their advisers, including the types of consulting or legal services rendered and any fees paid.

    For more than 50 years, the reporting law required such disclosure from employers only when their lawyers or consultants interacted directly with workers.
    Labor department unveils union 'persuader' rule - Business Insider

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    Default Re: Teamsters Hail New Labor Dept. Rule Leveling Organizing Playing Field

    This article is an eye opener to me!

    The Makers of Those Cheesy Anti-Union Movies Will Soon Be More Transparent, Thanks to a New Labor Department Rule
    Making these union busters more transparent is only fair. While unions are required to file lengthy annual LM-2 financial disclosure reports that detail all receipts and expenditures, the LM-20 form that management consultants will be required to file is two pages, much of which simply requires checking boxes.

    Mike Lo Vuolo, a former American Airlines passenger agent, and his co-workers tried three times to form a union at American Airlines with the Communications Workers of America (CWA), under the company’s previous management. In 2012, despite having filed for bankruptcy, American Airlines spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the law firm Sheppard Mullin. Mike recalls high-gloss fliers, video cassettes and DVDs used to discourage and scare employees during organizing drives.
    The Makers of Those Cheesy Anti-Union Movies Will Soon Be More Transparent, Thanks to a New Labor Department Rule

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    Default Re: Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests

    Here they go!!

    Arkansas Business Sue Department Of Labor To Prevent “Persuader” Rule Regulations
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Several Arkansas businesses have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor in an effort to prevent enforcement of the new “Persuader” rule regulations, according to a press release.

    The businesses include the Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, The Arkansas Hospitality Association, Inc., the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, the National Association of Manufacturers, and the law firm of Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C. (the firm which filed the release).
    Arkansas Business Sue Department Of Labor To Prevent “Persuader” Rule Regulations | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

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    Default Re: Teamsters Hail New Labor Dept. Rule Leveling Organizing Playing Field

    Lubbock Chamber officials join lawsuit challenging new U.S. labor rule
    The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce and four national and state business groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court challenging a new U.S. Department of Labor rule on union organizing.

    According to the petition, a new rule governing labor management relations violates the groups’ constitutional rights to due process and free association.

    Lubbock attorney Fernando Bustos is representing the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Texas Association of Business, National Association of Home Builders and the Texas Association of Builders in the lawsuit.
    Lubbock Chamber officials join lawsuit challenging new U.S. labor rule | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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    Default Re: Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests

    Of course here is the slighted business man's side of it
    “DOL’s persuader rule is a clear attempt to chill employers’ First Amendment rights by placing onerous restrictions on their ability to receive advice and discuss the potential pros and cons of unionization with their employees,” said ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman. “The rule will have a particularly disparate impact on small businesses that do not employ in-house legal counsel, and carries serious repercussions including possible jail time.”

    “This complicated, vague rule fails to give manufacturers fair notice on what actions are considered forbidden and what forms of communication and outreach are considered reportable,” said Linda Kelly, senior vice president and general counsel. at NAM. “Criminal liability will now be thrust on manufacturers based on a rule that is confusing and open-ended. Rather than risk criminal penalty from a lack of reporting, employers will simply stop communicating with their employees on important issues.”

    Business groups contend the rule is another step by the Obama administration to make union organizing easier.
    Business groups sue Department of Labor over "persuader" disclosure rule targeting anti-union consultants - The Business Journals

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    Default Re: Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests

    What this corporate shill doesn't say is he isn't worried about small business at all. He is worried about the lies his paid busters tell the employees. Fact; the list of do's and dont's during an organizing campain is violated repeatedly by the busters.

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    Default Re: Expected Union "Persuader Rule" Angers Business Interests

    Transparency. A word that terrifies companies and their hired goons. I wonder how many organizing campaigns outcome would be different had the petitioners known the truth? Knowing your company shelled out gazzilions to a union busting firm rather than spend a few bucks to improve the healthcare and retirement of the employees through a CBA will definitely change some minds.

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    Default House Panel Members Take a Stand – for Corporate America

    Well of course, corporate America can't stand it when fairness is shown to the working people of America and it has become very clear they will do anything they can to stop it.

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) took steps to lessen the influence of for-hire consultants and attorneys who engage in union busting for companies looking to tamp down on organizing on their job sites. Naturally, big business didn’t like it. And now, in a surprise to no one, Republicans in Congress are running to help their corporate cronies.

    The House Education and Workforce Committee is set to hold a hearing later this week in an effort to do away with the DOL’s “persuader rule,” saying it violates companies’ First Amendment rights. Such a finding would be comical if it weren’t so sad. Earlier this month, Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama introduced a resolution because he said the new rule would upend years of legal precedent.

    “I am proud to introduce legislation to protect hardworking Americans and employers from a rule that would restrict privacy, upend the attorney-client relationship, and limit employee access to information during an organizing campaign,” he said in a release.
    https://teamster.org/blog/2016/04/ho...porate-america

 

 
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