CDW Statement on Preliminary Injunction filed for DOL Persuader Rule

Coalition of over 600 organizations says Labor Dept. Persuader Rule Should be Held Until Courts Rule  

Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2016) – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) released the following statement from CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen upon filing a preliminary injunction with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on their so-called “persuader” agreements: 

“We believe the rule will impose immediate and irreparable harm to the millions of small and mid-sized businesses represented by CDW members and are urging the court to enjoin the Department of Labor from implementing the rule until the court has decided the merits of our legal challenge.”

“As we have previously stated, DOL has ignored the clear language of the underlying statute, the procedural requirements Congress imposed on agency rulemaking and the thousands of comments submitted by small businesses and other stakeholders.”