Employee Rights Act Filed

Contrary to the union-favoring anti-business provisions of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), there is finally a viable alternative floating around in the United States Senate. Republican Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Employee Rights Act (ERA) of 2022 into the Senate just over a week ago. The legislation seeks to bring…

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Workers Vote Starbucks Union #8

Workers at yet another Mesa Arizona Starbucks coffee shop have voted to unionize under the flag of the Starbucks Workers United banner, an affiliate of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). By a vote of 11-3 with one ballot challenged, workers won their eighth union representation vote out of nine tries nationwide. And speaking of unionizing…

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Biden Plans Will Hurt (Small) Business

Tuesday evening, President Biden gave his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress and therein laid out his plans to address many of the issues facing the nation – not all of which are going to be helpful to struggling small businesses. He specifically endorsed 4 steps that we highlight…

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Pushing the Union Label

You may remember that just about ten months ago, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order creating a Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment that was essentially charged with pushing workers into the arms of organized labor.  This week, the task force released its long-awaited report recommending how the executive branch can make it…

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Building Back Better?

This week, Congress released a revised version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act and it does not have as many business negatives as the earlier versions, but there’s still plenty to be concerned with. On the positive side of the ledger, the latest version does not contain individual and corporate rated increases, nor Section…

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Attorney Generals Write Congress for PRO Act

Having just advised of the NLRB General Counsel and her strong unionizing proclivities, you should also be aware that the campaign to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) and implement its many egregious provisions is now in full swing. Just two weeks ago, 17 Attorneys General from around the country –…

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Senate Readies Budget Bill, Adds PRO Act

One vehicle that may be used to replenish the RRF program is the $3.5 trillion budget bill, which Majority Leader Schumer plans to pass without republican support through the budget reconciliation process. The framework for that budget bill was unveiled last week in the Senate and it includes penalties on employers deemed to be interfering…

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HELP Committee Hears PRO Act

That same Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) that gave quick clearance back in March to Julie Su as Deputy U.S. Secretary of Labor yesterday held a public hearing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). As is often the case in Washington DC, the hearing was more of…

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HELP Committee Hears PRO Act Next Week

After the hearing on the above-mentioned nominations, the Senate HELP Committee next week will be focusing on the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) with a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 22. This legislation contains many of the pro-union, anti-business provisions that we’ve been fighting through the CFA over the past decade.…

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