Labor HHS Appropriations Bill Includes Critical Provisions to Protect Workers and the Economy

On July 9, CDW sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging their support for the FY25 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill, which includes two critical policy riders that would prohibit the NLRB from using appropriated funds to implement its joint employer final rule and electronic voting in union representation elections. CDW issued a white paper in 2022 highlighting the dangers of electronic and online voting.

The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen:

“The NLRB’s joint employer rule will have devastating consequences economy-wide, and it will decimate the franchise business model, which has allowed millions to achieve the American dream of owning their own business. Electronic voting would expose workers to intimidation and harassment, provide no security or credibility to the election process, and be extremely costly for the agency.

“The Board chose to pursue bad policy, but Congress is capable of righting the ship. These policy riders are vital to safeguarding the economy and workers’ right to free and fair representation elections. CDW urges the House to pass the Labor appropriations bill with these provisions in tact.”