The state of Alabama became the 10th state to petition the federal District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas for an injunction against the Department of Labor regulation.  The DOL rule essentially negates the employer’s attorney-client privilege and tips the scales in favor of organized labor in union representation elections at private companies.  Alabama filed an amici brief on behalf of the NAM and Chamber of Commerce in their lawsuit, which we reported on two weeks ago.  At the federal level, Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne underscored his staunch opposition to the Persuader Rule by filing H.J Res.87, a joint resolution of Congress condemning the rule.  The resolution invokes the Congressional Review Act and if passed into law would completely negate the effect of the Persuader Rule.