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Department of Labor Delivers Tough Blow to Companies Looking to Hide Union-Bias

Posted by on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

The United States Labor Department announced Wednesday the closing of loopholes in the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (Landrum-Griffin Act) allowing employers to hire anti-union consultants, known as "persuaders," without reporting the arrangements.

As the law stands, reporting is only required if the persuaders are speaking directly with employers, but not if their influence reaches the workplace via intermediaries.  So, consultants could advise company supervisors looking to suppress the organization of the workforce on what to say to workers and how to say it, and completely bypass the reporting requirements. 

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Topics: Labor Unions, Department of Labor, Union Labor, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, Landrum-Griffin Act

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