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Capitol Hill Update

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Labor issues are heating up again in Washington. Oddly, however, the action is more evident in federal agencies than on Capitol Hill. 

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board proposed new “persuader” and “quickie election” rules to make the organizing process easier for unions. Together, these two controversial rules could have a dramatic impact on how employers can communicate with their employees during organizing drives. 

Some have even dubbed these rules as “EFCA Lite” – a reference to recent unsuccessful attempts by Congress to enact the so-called “Employee Free Choice Act” legislation.

In coming weeks, SHRM will provide its members with several opportunities to learn more about these rulemaking activities, and to share their views about them. 

In fact, that learning process starts tomorrow. At 4 p.m. ET (July 28), SHRM will be hosting a webcast entitled, “’Quickie Elections’ and ‘Persuader Activity’: What New Union Organizing Rules Mean for You.” This 90-minute program will provide timely information on these two proposed revisions of labor organizing rules. Speakers will be:

  • Peter Schaumber, former chair, National Labor Relations Board
  • G. Roger King, partner, Jones Day
  • Michael Layman, SHRM Governmental Affairs

To register for tomorrow's webinar, please click HERE

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