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Letter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee opposing H.J. Res. 87, the Congressional Review Act (CRA)

May 17, 2016

Dear Representative: 

On behalf of our three million members and the students they serve, we urge you to oppose H.J. Res. 87, the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would overturn the Department of Labor’s persuader rule.

The persuader rule closes a long-standing loophole in the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act that allows employers to avoid disclosing expenditures on outside consultants hired to counter workers’ union organizing efforts. Closing this loophole means that workers will be able to obtain information about whether their employer is spending money on professional union busters and whether the anti-union rhetoric they are hearing at work comes from their employer or outside consultants.

Workers who join together to have a voice on the job deserve to know whether their employer is using an outside consultant to defeat their organizing drive. We urge you to oppose the CRA motion to overturn the common-sense persuader rule.


Mary Kusler
Director, Government Relations