Republicans seek to protect union busters from transparency rule

Published: May 2, 2016

The GOP has announced that it will fight a Department of Labor (DOL) rule requiring employers to report having hired third parties to draft and deliver anti-union messages to workers. The measure was announced by the DOL in the Federal Register March 24 and went into effect last week. The rule applies to all agreements and arrangements beginning on or after July 1. Representative Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) called for the elimination of the rule in a hearing Tuesday, April 26. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in his opening remarks that “working men and women deserve to know who their employer is hiring and how much the employer is spending to discourage them from joining a union.” Read more from Truthout. Click here to read about the DOL rule.