Press releases

CDW: Joint Employer Decision Slams Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Workers

August 27, 2015

“We are disappointed but unsurprised that a partisan NLRB issued a partisan decision at the behest of union bosses. The captured agency has done all it can do to meet the demands of union bosses despite the consequences for employees and employers, however this last decision will be particularly tough for small businesses, entrepreneurs, their employees and our economy.”

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CDW Responds To Ambush Election Ruling

July 30, 2015

It is sad but not unexpected that a Court packed by the President is continuing an unwise and unfair ambush election rule pushed by the President’s administration on behalf of a key political supporter. While the news is bad for employers and employees alike, CDW will continue to fight against this rule and we anticipate appealing this decision.

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CDW Lauds Passage of CRA; House Rebukes Obama NLRB Overreach

March 19, 2015

“The net effect of ambush elections would be to deprive employees of critical information about unionization generally or the union at issue prior to a representation election, while at the same time forcing he release of personal and private information about employees to paid union organizers. We are gratified that our elected leaders in the House are taking action in the face of ill-advised, one-sided regulation pushed by the NLRB.”

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Congress proposes legislation to overturn NLRB ruling on joint employer liability

December 2, 2015

Lawmakers have introduced identical legislation in both chambers of Congress to overturn a landmark decision by the National Labor Relations Board intended to broaden joint employer liability. By including employers who may only indirectly affect employees’ terms and conditions of employment, or have the right to affect such terms and conditions, the controversial Board decision has swept many more businesses under the “joint employer” umbrella and increased labor union bargaining power.

Read more: Lexology

Alexander alleges ‘coordinated effort to change the law’ by NLRB, OSHA

September 23, 2015

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., alleged Wednesday that the National Labor Relations Board and the Labor Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration were coordinating in a controversial move to change corporate liability laws. The change would redefine the legal definition of “joint employer,” making companies responsible for workplace violations at other businesses, such as franchisees and subcontractors.

Read more: Washington Examiner

Obama NLRB pushes pro-labor agenda as administration winds down

September 21, 2015

In recent months, the board charged with conducting union elections and enforcing fair labor practices has ruled that companies must hand employee contact information over to organizers, allow workers to use company e-mail systems for union business and compressed the amount of time between initial efforts and votes on representation. It has also ruled that existing unions can organize their employers’ subcontractors.

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CDW Urges NLRB to Tear Down Poster Plan

CDW NLRB Comments

On behalf of millions of employers, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) today filed comments opposing an effort by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to force firms to post pro-organizing notices in an estimated 6 million workplaces, the vast majority of which are non-union. The rule would require all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to post a notice setting forth some—but not all—rights under the Act.

Click here to read our press release and here to download a PDF version of the submitted comments.