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BUSINESS LEADERS CONDEMN INCLUSION OF PRO-UNION LAWS IN BUDGET RECONCILIATION BILL

Say excessive fines and new policies would empower unions to bully employers and intimidate small business owners with help from the NLRB – now controlled by former union lawyers Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 600 major business organizations, released the following statement in response to the draft […]

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REPORT: PRO Act Carries Significant Economic Impacts For 27 Right-to-Work States

Study shows PRO Act would lead to significant job loss and upend independent contracting and franchise businesses with Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia being impacted the most. Click here to review the report Washington, D.C. – A new research study by the American Action Forum (AAF), […]

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BUSINESS LEADERS REACT TO SENATE HELP COMMITTEE’S PRO ACT HEARING

Coalition Of Business Leaders Say Hearing Showed Legislation Strips Workers’ Essential Rights, Risks Closure Of Small And Local Businesses, And Threatens To Derail Nation’s Economic Recovery Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 600 major business organizations representing millions of businesses employing tens of millions of workers nationwide, released […]

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TOP BUSINESS LEADERS SLAM PRO ACT HEARING STACKED WITH PRO-UNION WITNESSES

Only One Witness Represents Business Community Despite PRO Act’s Significant Economic Impacts To Small Businesses And Non-Unionized Workers’ Rights Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in […]

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CDW Submits Letter to Senate Opposing the Nomination of Jennifer Abruzzo as NLRB General Counsel

Washington, D.C. – On July 13, CDW submitted a letter to the Senate opposing the nomination of Jennifer Abruzzo to serve as General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board. In our letter we explain that Abruzzo disqualified herself from this role when she participated and subsequently was not forthcoming about her involvement in the […]

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Business Leaders Urge Congress to Reject NLRB Nominations of David Prouty And Gwynne Wilcox

CDW Chair: “They cannot and will not serve as neutral arbiters of the law.” Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 600 major business organizations representing millions of businesses employing tens of millions of workers nationwide, released the following statement today ahead of the nomination hearings this week […]

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CDW Statement On Nomination Hearing Of Dr. David Weil To Be The Administrator Of The Wage And Hour Division For The Department Of Labor

Former union advisor and gig-economy critic pushed dangerous expansion of joint-employer standard Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to the nomination hearing of […]

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BUSINESS LEADERS CALL OUT HYPOCRISY OF BIDEN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON “PROMOTING COMPETITION IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY”

Executive order conflicts with administration’s push to enact the PRO Act, which would diminish opportunities for workers and small businesses Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), representing more than 600 major business organizations, released the following statement today in response to the Biden administration’s executive order on promoting competition in the American […]

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National Survey: Voters Alarmed About PRO Act Impact On Workers’ Rights And Small Businesses

Seven in 10 voters concerned about federal legislation repealing right-to-work laws, forcing workers to pay union dues or risk losing their job. Nearly eight in 10 voters concerned about privacy issues. Washington, D.C. – A new national survey shows U.S. voters have serious concerns regarding the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and the […]

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CDW Statement On Nomination Of David Prouty As Member Of The National Labor Relations Board

Former Union Official Would Be Rubber Stamp for Big Labor’s radical agenda to take away workers’ choice – forcing Americans to join a union and pay dues or lose their job.     Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY OVER EX-UNION EMPLOYEES GETTING ETHICAL WAIVERS FOR WHITE HOUSE ACCESS

Congressional members demand explanation for the administration’s elevation of union officials to top government jobs given conflict of interest concerns Ethics waivers are latest example of union playbook to push radical agenda   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of […]

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CDW RESPONDS TO REP. MACE’S HOME BEING VANDALIZED WITH PRO ACT GRAFFITI

PRO Act and ANTIFA graffiti latest example of harassment and intimidation from unions and extremist supporters to pressure Members of Congress to pass radical labor law Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON THE SAVE LOCAL BUSINESS ACT

Bill clarifies joint employer standard to protect small and local businesses Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Rep. […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON EX-UNION EMPLOYEES GETTING ETHICAL WAIVERS FOR WHITE HOUSE ACCESS

Ethics waivers are latest example of union playbook to push radical agenda Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to reports of multiple high-ranking […]

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REPORT: UNION BOSSES WOULD RAKE IN $9 BILLION MORE IN DUES WITH PRO ACT

Labor could see more than $20 billion from union dues to spend on lobbying and other political activity Washington, D.C. – A new report by the Institute for the American Worker (I4AW) shows labor bosses could rake in $9 billion more per year through increased dues if the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON SENATOR WARNER’S CONCERNS WITH PRO ACT

Virginia Senator Cites Negative Impact On Gig Economy, Freelancers And Independent Contractors   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) […]

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CDW Statement On Confirmation Hearing Of Jennifer Abruzzo For NLRB General Counsel

Nominee Would Be A Rubber Stamp For Big Labor Policies Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to the nomination hearing of Jennifer Abruzzo […]

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New Poll: Small Businesses Say PRO Act Will Destroy Them

Majority Of Independent Contractors Anticipate Losing 76 Percent Or More Of Their Business Washington, D.C. – A new national survey of more than 9,000 small business owners shows serious concern surrounding the economic impact of the labor organizing legislation, Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, if enacted into law. The survey conducted by Alignable, […]

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BIG LABOR HOLDS DEMOCRATS HOSTAGE IN PUSH FOR PRO ACT

Unions threatening to withhold financial support for Democrats; President Biden appears in awkward and scripted video supporting PRO Act Click here for fact sheet on union’s history of intimidation and harassment   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of […]

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SOCIALIST GROUP CLAIMS CREDIT FOR SENATOR MANCHIN CO-SPONSORING PRO ACT

Democratic Socialists Of America (DSA) Made More Than 500,000 Calls Flipping Senator Manchin On The PRO Act Washington, D.C. – Major business leaders said today that West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin appears to be the latest victim to fall for a campaign led by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) to pressure elected officials to support […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON SENATOR MANCHIN’S CO-SPONSORSHIP OF PRO ACT

Major business leaders say legislation would strip privacy rights from 86 percent of West Virginia’s employees and put thousands of residents out of work.  Deceptive campaign orchestrated by a national socialist organization.     Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens […]

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CDW STATEMENT: BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN HURTS SMALL BUSINESS WITH INCLUSION OF PRO ACT

Plan’s inclusion of PRO Act would devastate the U.S. economy and put many small, women- and minority-owned construction contractors out of business   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released […]

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CDW STATEMENT: BUSINESS LEADERS RESPOND TO AMAZON EMPLOYEES’ REJECTING UNION FORMATION

If PRO Act Becomes Law, Workers From Large And Small Businesses Would Lose Their Privacy And Employee Rights, Be Subjected To Union Intimidation And Threats   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly […]

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CDW STATEMENT ON UNION NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO PASS THE PRO ACT

 “PRO Act Is Anti-Worker, Invades Workers’ Privacy, And Will Kill Jobs”   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to unions’ planned “National Day […]

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MAINE SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS AND AAF PRESIDENT SLAM PRO ACT BEING INCLUDED IN BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Economist and American Action Forum (AAF) President Doug Holtz-Eakin slammed President Biden’s inclusion of the PRO Act in his infrastructure plan on CNBC’s Squawk Box: “…toss in this Protecting the Right to Organize PRO Act, which is an extraordinarily anti-growth provision. On balance this is bad for economic growth and bad for the economy. So […]

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CDW STATEMENT: BUSINESS LEADERS BLAST INCLUSION OF PRO ACT IN PRESIDENT BIDEN’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

PRO Act would put many small, women- and minority-owned construction contractors out of business before a single shovel hits the ground on Biden’s infrastructure plan Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every […]

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CDW Statement on DOL’s Proposal to Rescind its Joint Employer Final Rule

Washington, DC – On March 12, the Department of Labor issued a proposal to rescind its Final Rule on the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act. CDW strongly disagrees with the Department’s efforts to eliminate this clear, easy-to-understand standard that brought much needed clarity to a complex issue. CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen […]

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BUSINESS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO VOTE NO ON PRO ACT THIS WEEK

Coalition Of Business Leaders Say Legislation Will Take Away Employees’ Right To Privacy, Subject Them To Union Intimidation & Threatening Tactics; Potentially Cause Them To Lose Their Job Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide […]

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BUSINESS LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO REJECT THE PRO ACT

CDW Voices Opposition In Letter To Lawmakers; Calls Bill A Slap In The Face To Employees & Businesses Struggling To Survive During Pandemic Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, shared […]

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CDW STATEMENT: BUSINESS LEADERS RESPOND TO PRESIDENT BIDEN’S REMARKS ON UNION ORGANIZING

President’s Remarks Come As U.S. House Of Representatives Prepares To Vote On The PRO Act, Which Would Enable Union Organizers To Intimidate And Threaten Employees Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every […]

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STATEMENT: PRO ACT WILL FORCE BUSINESSES TO CLOSE & EMPLOYEES OUT OF WORK ACROSS THE U.S.

Legislation Would Diminish Employees’ Rights & Threaten Job Creation Nationwide   Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to the pending introduction of the […]

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CDW Calls on NLRB to Weigh in on Mail-Ballot Elections

Washington, D.C. – On February 3, CDW submitted an amicus brief to the NLRB in support of Amazon’s Request for Review of a Regional Director’s decision dealing with a representation election at an Amazon facility in Alabama. In our brief, CDW called on the Board to review the case in order to clarify when mail-ballot elections will […]

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CDW Statement on Dangerous Electronic Voting Legislation

Washington, D.C. – The new Congress is considering legislation that would take union representation elections online. This legislation is not meant to “modernize” the election process, as the bill’s supporters claim. It will, however: allow union organizers to bypass secret ballot elections and coerce workers into supporting unionization; have a negative impact on participation rates […]

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CDW Files Comments on DOL’s LM-2 Rulemaking

Washington, DC – On Monday, December 14, CDW filed comments on the Department of Labor’s proposed rulemaking on LM-2 Forms, or the annual financial reports labor organizations are required to submit to DOL. CDW strongly supports the proposal, which “provides important financial transparency and accountability that is critical to union members, the employer community and the general […]

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CDW Files Amicus Brief on NLRB’s Contract Bar Doctrine

Washington, D.C. – On October 8, CDW filed an amicus brief with the NLRB in Mountaire Farms, Inc, a case examining the Board’s contract bar doctrine. In our brief we explain that the Board’s contract bar doctrine is no longer necessary to establish and maintain stability in labor relations and in actuality impairs employee freedom of choice […]

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CDW Files Comments on NLRB Election Privacy Proposal

Washington, D.C. – On September 28, CDW filed comments in support of the NLRB’s election privacy proposed rule. As our comments explain, the coalition supports the Board’s decision to rescind provisions of its 2014 rule requiring disclosure of employee addresses and phone numbers – provisions that threatened to infringe on employees’ privacy rights and needlessly exposed […]

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CDW Statement on NLRB’s General Motors Decision

Washington, D.C. – On July 21, the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in General Motors, a case dealing with the use of profanity in the workplace. The decision reinstates a previous Board standard used to determine if employees were lawfully disciplined or discharged for abusive or offensive statements in the course of activity protected by the National Labor […]

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CDW Statement on Republican Opposition to Electronic Union Election Voting

Washington, D.C. – On June 30, Republican leaders on the House Education and Labor Committee, Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Tim Walberg (R-MI), sent a letter to the Chairman and General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board opposing efforts by Democrats to force the Board to hold union elections electronically. CDW applauds Reps. Foxx and Walberg […]

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ICYMI: “Kuster & Pappas Willing To Sacrifice NH Privacy For Political Favors”

The Union Leader

Unions were established to safeguard worker’s rights and they can play an important role in protecting those rights. However, too often Big Labor promotes legislation that hurts workers and the businesses that employ them. Most recently, Nancy Pelosi and the U.S. House of Representatives passed — with the votes of Representatives Anne Kuster and Chris […]

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ICYMI: “Forcing workers to join unions is not the American way — and certainly not the SC way”

The State

America is experiencing record unemployment, robust economic growth and historically strong wage increases thanks to the pro-growth policies of President Donald Trump. These trends are the same in South Carolina, and we should be proud of that. Given these encouraging trends, the last thing we should do is introduce expansive and disruptive new laws that […]