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ABC Supports Reintroduced REINS Act To Reduce Red Tape

The Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act of 2023, or REINS Act, was recently reintroduced to the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.). The bill, which would require every new “major rule” proposed by federal READ MORE
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NLRB General Counsel Applauds DHS’s Process Enhancements for Supporting Labor Law Enforcement Investigations

On Jan. 13, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a process for labor and employment agency-related requests for deferred action. According to the DHS press release, “Noncitizen workers who are victims of, or witnesses to, the violation of labor rights, can now access a streamlined and expedited deferred action request process.”

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ABC Urges NLRB to Withdraw Joint Employer Proposed Rule

On Dec. 7, ABC submitted comments to the National Labor Relations Board urging the board to withdraw the new proposed joint employer rule and retain the current 2020 NLRB final rule, which provides clear criteria for companies to apply when determining status. In the comments, ABC argued that the new proposed rule will cause great confusion and uncertainty among construction contractors, specifically small business owners. More than 11,000 comments were submitted to the docket.

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NLRB Extends Comment Deadline for Representation-Case Procedures Proposed Rule

On Nov. 22, the ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace requested that the National Labor Relations Board issue a 30-day extension to the comment period for the board’s new notice of proposed rulemaking addressing election-blocking charges, voluntary recognition and construction industry bargaining relationships. On Nov. 29, the NLRB announced it is extending the comment deadline from Jan. 3 to Feb. 2, 2023. ABC will be filing comments opposing the proposed rule.

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Tell the NLRB To Abandon Its New Radical Joint Employer Rule

The ABC-led Coalition for a Democratic Workplace has created a grassroots toolkit to tell the National Labor Relations Board to abandon its radical joint employer proposed rule. The toolkit provides an explanation of the rulemaking and a ready-to-send letter to the NLRB explaining why the new joint employer standard would be disastrous. Take action now before the Dec. 7 comment deadline! ABC will also be submitting comments opposing the new rule.

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ABC Calls on Supreme Court to Reverse Intentional Destruction of Employer Property Case

On Nov. 8, ABC joined the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and six other employer organizations in filing an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court to request that the court reverse the judgment of the Washington Supreme Court in Glacier Northwest, Inc v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Washington Supreme Court’s decision stated that the National Labor Relations Board preempts state tort suits, allowing unions and their supporters to intentionally destroy an employer’s property while claiming to be engaged in protected concerted activity.

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ABC Opposes New NLRB Representation Case Procedures Proposed Rule

On Nov. 3, the National Labor Relations Board issued a new notice of proposed rulemaking addressing election-blocking charges, voluntary recognition and construction industry bargaining relationships. The proposal rescinds the ABC-supported 2020 NLRB final rule, which would better protect employees’ statutory right of free choice on questions concerning representation.”

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ABC Participates in SBA Roundtable and Expresses Concerns About NLRB’s Joint Employer Proposal

On Oct. 20, ABC participated in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy virtual roundtable on the National Labor Relations Board joint employer proposed rule. ABC expressed disappointment that the NLRB is once again revising its standard for determining joint-employer status, which will cause great confusion among construction contractors, specifically small business owners.

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NLRB Extends Comment Period to December for Joint Employer Proposal

In a press release issued on Oct. 14, the National Labor Relations Board announced it is extending the comment deadline on the joint employer proposed rule from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7 in order to allow sufficient time for parties to file initial comments.

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Update on NLRB Joint Employer Proposal: SBA Virtual Roundtable and Grassroots Toolkit

On Oct. 6, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy announced that it is hosting a virtual roundtable to gather input from small businesses on the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer proposed rule on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. ET. ABC plans to participate in the roundtable. ABC members interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to [email protected] to receive participation details.

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case on the Intentional Destruction of Employer Property

On Oct. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear the case Glacier Northwest, Inc v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which will determine if employers can sue unions over damage to their property.

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