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CDW Seeks Extension for DOL Rulemaking Comment Period

WASHINGTON, D.C. // July 13, 2011 // Today, Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Chairman Geoffrey Burr released the following statement as it filed a request that the Department of Labor extend by 90 days the comment period for its proposed rulemaking, which would create a chilling effect for employers seeking legal counsel when presented with a union organizing drive:

“The Department of Labor is pushing through a rule that would use intimidate to deter businesses—particularly small businesses—from seeking legal counsel. By toeing Big Labor’s line, the president’s political appointees appear so desperate that they may not even allow sufficient time for stakeholders to consult with legal counsel and other experts and fully assess the proposed rule’s impact before commenting. That says everything you need to know about this process.”