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NLRB’s Radical Joint Employer Rule Will Destroy Economic Prosperity and Limit Entrepreneurial Opportunity

Washington, DC – On December 7, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace filed comments in response to the NLRB’s notice of proposed rulemaking altering the joint employer standard under the NLRA. As our comments explain, the proposed rule will undermine collective bargaining and destabilize labor relations, is arbitrary and capricious, and diverges from the common […]

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CDW Files Extension Request on NLRB’s Representation-Case Procedures NPRM

Washington, DC – On November 22, CDW requested the NLRB issue a 30-day extension to the comment period for the Board’s notice of proposed rulemaking making several changes to representation-case procedures. The current comment period runs until January 3, 2023, spanning three major US holidays. CDW asked the Board to provide the extension to ensure […]

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CDW Calls on Supreme Court to Protect Communities from Union Destruction of Property

Washington, DC – On November 8, 2022, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in Glacier Northwest, calling on the Court to affirm its own precedent that “unions are not immune from state tort suits when they intentionally destroy an employer’s property.” Without such a ruling, employers will be left without […]

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Business Group Challenges Connecticut Gag Rule in Court

On November 1, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), along with the US Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors of CT, CT Business & Industry Association, CT Retail Merchants Association, National Association of Home Builders, National Federation of Independent Business, and National Retail Federation, filed a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s recently […]

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CDW Condemns NLRB’s Continued Attacks on First Amendment

Washington, DC – On October 27, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, continued her assault on free speech rights with her complaint against Amazon CEO Andy Jassy. Abruzzo alleges Jassy violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by discussing in media interviews his opinion of the ongoing union effort to organize […]

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CDW Requests Extension to Comment Period on NLRB’s Joint Employer Rule

CDW filed a letter with the NLRB requesting they extend the comment period for the joint employer rulemaking by an additional 60 days. As we explain in the letter, “Given the expansive nature of the proposed standard and the complexity of issues relating the standard’s impact on employers and other entities in different industries, employers […]

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CDW Slams Renewed Efforts to Force through Dangerous PRO Act

Washington, DC – Recent reports have indicated that labor organizations are once again demanding the Senate pass the woefully misguided Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 842, S. 420). The following statement can be attributed to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen: “The PRO Act is a wishlist of radical labor policies that would upend […]

Independent Contractor

CDW Sends Letter to House Committee Cautioning against PRO Act, NLRB Overreach

Washington, DC – On September 12, CDW sent a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee expressing serious concerns with the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act and recent activity and policies pursued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and its General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo. The following statement can be attributed to […]

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NLRB Releases Radical Proposal to Dramatically Expand Joint Employer Liability

Washington, D.C. – On September 6, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace issued the following statement in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s newly released proposed rulemaking that would radically expand the joint employer standard under the NLRA, creating massive confusion for business operations and labor relations nationwide, inviting unnecessary and costly litigation, and […]

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CDW Files Amicus Brief Request with NLRB on Remedies Case

On August 26, CDW, along with several other employer organizations, filed a motion with the NLRB requesting the agency accept our amicus brief in Armaz Products, a case in which NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo is once again pursuing radical changes to established laws and practices by calling on the Board to penalize employers for […]

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CDW Calls for Investigation into Potential NLRB Misconduct, Possible Collusion between NLRB and Labor Unions

On August 16, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace issued the following statement in response to concerning reports from Starbucks Corporation that the NLRB may be interfering in ongoing union representation elections at various Starbucks stores and collaborating with union organizers, jeopardizing the agency’s role as a neutral arbiter of federal labor law. The following […]

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CDW Sends Letter to House Opposing Radical Labor Provisions in NDAA

On July 11, CDW sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives urging them to oppose an amendment in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2022 that “would eliminate workers’ right to secret ballots in union representation elections, infringing on their right to privacy and their right to vote their conscience on […]

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CDW Issues Report on the Dangers of Online Voting in Union Representation Elections

Washington, DC – On July 12, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, composed of more than 400 major business and trade organizations, released a new report, Online Voting in Union Representation Elections: The Latest Attempt to Eliminate Workers’ Right to Secret Ballots, which highlights the dangers of implementing online voting in union representation elections and […]

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CDW Submits Letter to Senate HELP before EEOC Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC – On May 9, CDW sent a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee to  “express our concerns with the current tension between federal anti-discrimination laws and federal labor relations laws as implemented by the NLRB and its General Counsel.” On Tuesday, May 10, the HELP Committee will be […]

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CDW Submits Motion Requesting NLRB Solicit Amicus Briefs in Cemex

Washington, DC – On May 3, CDW submitted a motion requesting the NLRB solicit amicus briefs in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC in response to the General Counsel’s request that the Board overrule multiple longstanding and significant Board precedents in the case. As we explain in our motion, “CDW urges the Board not to seriously […]

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NLRB General Counsel Wants to Throw out Decades of Labor Law Precedent to Tip Scales in Favor of Unions

Washington, DC – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 500 major business and trade organizations, released the following statement today in response to the NLRB’s Council of the General Counsel’s brief in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific LLC, in which the CGC calls on the Board to overturn five significant cases and […]

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NLRB Rejects Request for Transparency on Wilcox and Prouty Recusals, Conflicts of Interest

Washington, DC – In February 2022, CDW filed a FOIA request with the NLRB to better understand how the agency came to the conclusion that Members Wilcox and Prouty should not recuse themselves from cases involving their former employer, the SEIU, or the joint employer standard, on which both members previously advocated. After two months […]

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CDW SLAMS ALJ DECISION FORCING AMAZON TO REINSTATE EMPLOYEE WHO TARGETED COWORKER WITH SEXUALLY CHARGED AND ABUSIVE LANGUAGE

In bizarre case, NLRB ALJ forces Amazon to rehire an employee who used a bullhorn to call a female coworker a “gutter b*tch,” “ignorant and stupid,” “crack-head a*s,” “crack ho,” and “queen of the swamp” and accuse her of being “high” and on “fentanyl” Washington, DC – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed […]

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CDW Statement on Results of Union Election at Staten Island Amazon Facility

Union “wins” election with support from less than a third of employees, and NLRB’s inappropriate suit could have tipped the scales in the election. The Board and Congress need to examine further. Washington, DC – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions […]

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Business Leaders Respond to NLRB’s Bizarre Lawsuit to Protect Fired Amazon Employee Who Targeted Coworker with Sexually Charged and Abusive Language

NLRB sues Amazon in federal court in attempt to force the company to rehire an employee who used a bullhorn to call a female coworker a “gutter b*tch,” “ignorant and stupid,” “crack-head a*s,” “crack ho,” and “queen of the swamp” and accuse her of being “high” and on “fentanyl” Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for […]

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CDW Files Amicus Brief Calling for Preservation of Arbitration Agreements

On March 21, CDW filed an amicus brief in Ralph’s Grocery, a case before the NLRB in which the Board is considering adopting a new standard to determine if confidentiality requirements in mandatory arbitration agreements violate workers’ right to collectively bargain under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). CDW is calling on the Board to adhere […]

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CDW Submits Amicus Brief on Employer Handbook Rules

On March 7, CDW, along with several other business organizations, filed an amicus brief in Stericycle, an NLRB case in which the Board is considering changing the way it reviews employer handbook rules to determine if they violate workers’ rights to collectively bargain. In our brief we call on the Board to reaffirm its existing standard established in […]

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Business Leaders Respond To President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Business leaders warn that the president’s push for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will exacerbate domestic and global challenges.   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 Again Urges Wilcox/Prouty Recusals, Requests Info on Conflicts of Interest

On February 15, CDW sent a follow-up letter to the NLRB urging Members Wilcox and Prouty be recused from any cases involving their previous employer, the SEIU, or rulemakings related to the joint employer standard due to their past advocacy efforts on the issue. In our letter, we reiterated our concerns about Wilcox and Prouty’s […]

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CDW Files Amicus Brief before NLRB in Independent Contractor Case

On February 10, 2022, CDW filed an amicus brief in the NLRB’s Atlanta Opera case, in which the Board is considering changing its standard to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. Our brief is one of 39 briefs filed in the case, highlighting the importance of (and controversy surrounding) this issue. In our […]

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Business Leaders Blast White House Union Report As Pro-Union Propaganda

Group says report is another example of pro-union allies in Biden Administration pushing anti-worker agenda Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 500 major business organizations, released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s White House Task Force On Worker Organizing And Empowerment report on how […]

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Business Leaders Blast Labor Provisions in America COMPETES Act Passed Today in the House

Business leaders say union lobbyists snuck provisions stripping away workers’ right to secret ballots in union elections into House version of America COMPETES Act Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of nearly 500 major business organizations, released the following statement today in response to a last-minute amendment snuck into the […]

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CDW Urges Congress to Reject Anti-Worker Policies Snuck into America COMPETES Act

On February 3, CDW sent a letter to the full House of Representatives calling on them to oppose the America COMPETES Act (H.R. 4521) “due to the last-minute addition of provisions within the Manager’s Amendment that strips employees of their right to a secret ballot in union representation elections and their right to vote on […]

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Business Leaders Call On NLRB To Oppose Micro-Unions

Group says NLRB should uphold traditional standard for determining appropriate bargaining units to protect job creation and workers’ right to vote and advancement opportunities. Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 400 major business and trade organizations, released the following statement today after submitting an amicus brief to […]

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Business Leaders Call For Recusal Of NLRB Members David Prouty and Gwynne Wilcox In Cases Involving Their Former Employer

Group says that the former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) employees have clear conflict of interest and bias when adjudicating cases involving SEIU Washington, D.C. – On January 14, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of nearly 500 major business organizations, released the following statement after submitting a letter to the National Labor […]

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CDW Files Amicus Brief in NLRB Case on Remedies

Washington, DC – On January 11, CDW submitted an amicus brief in Thryv Inc., a case the Board is using to reconsider its make-whole remedy for employees. In our brief we explain that the Board simply “does not have the statutory authority to award consequential damages, and therefore it should not do so.” This lack […]

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Business Leaders Slam National Labor Relations Board Decision To Overturn Amazon Union Election Results

NLRB overturning the will of workers who overwhelmingly rejected unionization 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 the National Labor Relations Board issuing a […]

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Business Leaders Blast Scheme to Fund Tax Breaks for Wall Street with Increased Fines on Small Businesses

Group says the increased and unnecessary Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) fines on small and local businesses in budget reconciliation bill will subsidize the SALT tax break for millionaires. Washington, D.C. – Today, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of more than 600 major business organizations, released the following statement in response to reports […]

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STUDY: Proposed Labor Provisions In Budget Reconciliation Bill Would Cost U.S. Billions in Tax Revenue Loss And Force Thousands of Businesses to Close or Move Operations and Jobs Overseas

Business leaders also said the report shows that the revenue produced by increased Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) fines would be vastly offset by the reduced economic activity it causes. Washington, D.C. – A new study conducted by George Washington University Adjunct Professor of Economics Diana Furchtgott-Roth found that the provisions in the U.S. House budget […]

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Business Leaders Rip Union Bosses for Threatening Strikes During Supply Chain Crisis

Group says if PRO Act becomes law, unions could hold the U.S. economy hostage 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 unions’ increasing calls for strikes that could significantly exacerbate the supply chain crisis plaguing nearly every […]

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CDW Sends Letter to Hill Opposing Radical Labor Provisions in Reconciliation Bill

Washington, DC – On October 4, CDW sent a letter to all members of Congress laying out the radical labor provisions being pushed through the partisan reconciliation bill. The bill includes:   excessive civil monetary penalties for any and all violations of the NLRA; personal liability for directors and officers; new violations of the NLRA; union neutrality […]

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Report: Labor Provisions In Budget Reconciliation Bill Undermine Workers’ Freedoms

Report shows that Big Labor is trying to sneak their anti-worker agenda in the budget reconciliation bill. Washington, D.C. – A new report by the Institute for the American Worker (I4AW) found that the proposed labor provisions in the U.S. House budget reconciliation bill would enact sweeping changes to federal labor law that would severely […]

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TOP BUSINESS LEADERS APPLAUD GOVERNOR NEWSOM FOR VETOING ANTI-WORKER CARD CHECK LEGISLATION

Coalition Of Business Leaders Say Even One Of The Most Liberal Governors In America Doesn’t Support Key Provision In PRO Act   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 […]

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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), […]