Ambushed

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

House Republicans and labor experts criticized the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for proposing election rules that favor unions during a Wednesday hearing before the House Education and Workforce Committee.

DOL Revokes Controversial Family-Farming Guidance

Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) released the following joint statement after the Department of Labor announced in a letter to the committee the withdrawal of controversial enforcement guidance affecting family farms

Committee Investigates Role of Worker Centers in ObamaCare Enrollment

House Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) today asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide information concerning the role of worker centers in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The request is part of an ongoing effort examining the activities of worker centers.

Kline, Camp Request Cost Estimate of Extending Taxpayer Subsidies to Union Health Plans

Education & the Workforce Committee

Amid news reports the administration is crafting new regulations to appease union critics of the health care law, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) today requested the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate the taxpayer cost of providing premium tax credits to individuals participating in multiemployer health care plans, which overwhelmingly serve union members.

Congressional action on worker centers is overdue

By Mike Paranzino, The Hill

Big Labor’s decline is well documented, but its new strategy to utilize “worker centers” to perpetuate its own existence is not. Thankfully, on July 23, Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez asking for clarification on why worker centers are not regulated like the labor unions that found and fund them.

Department Of Labor Proposed Rule Change: Lawyers Beware

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Daily Report

Attorneys continue to face risks in some of the most unexpected places. One good example arises out of proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) relating to the unionization of employee workforces.

Kline, Roe Call on Administration to Withdraw Regulation that Harms Employer Free Speech

Education & the Workforce Committee

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Phil Roe (R-TN) issued the following joint statement after renewing their request for the Department of Labor to abandon its proposed changes to the longstanding “advice exemption” under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act: