Posts tagged Americans for Prosperity

    Organized Labor Is Causing ‘Union Joe’ Biden A Lot Of Headaches

    July 28, 2023 // “Biden likes to look pro-union, he’ll turn on those running the unions when it’s politically advantageous—as it was during the railway strike,” David Osborne, fellow at the Institute for the American Worker, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Union executives rarely take issue with it, because doing so would threaten their own political celebrity. Unfortunately, rank-and-file employees are caught in the middle, and they’re the ones with the most to lose when negotiations break down or workers go on strike. The rank-and-file workers will blame Biden, but because they represent such a small percentage of the electorate—and their union executives will endorse Biden anyway—Biden won’t know about it and won’t care.”

    Biden Labor Board May Have Just Opened The Door For Union Activists To Infiltrate Private Companies

    July 6, 2023 // David Osborne, fellow at the Institute for the American Worker, told the DCNF that non-competes are a valuable tool for businesses. “Eliminating noncompete agreements would make it easier for union ‘salts’ to infiltrate American businesses; eliminating noncompete agreements would allow them to move more freely from business to business pushing unionization on other employees,” Osborne said. “But the more immediate effect is to put the government’s thumb on the scales of union organizers by removing a perfectly acceptable tool—noncompete agreements—that American businesses have long used to protect valuable intellectual property.” As for how the efforts will affect workers, Osborne said that inevitably, “unionized employers will have to be less trusting of employees, less generous, and stricter about who receives access to valuable intellectual property, knowing that employees can immediately secure a job with their closest competitors at any time.”

    GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Curb Labor-Relations Board’s Authority over Small Businesses

    May 18, 2023 // “Labor law is woefully out of date. The Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act brings much needed updates to the jurisdictional standards that would benefit small employers. Congressman Good is simply bringing those standards in line with what Congress originally intended. Small businesses do not have and should not need an army of lawyers and HR professionals to comply with the NLRB’s increasingly aggressive regulatory agenda. Congressman Good should be applauded for his efforts to protect mom and pop shop businesses and other job creators.” – F. Vincent Vernuccio , President, Institute for the American Worker

    Right-to-work resurfaces at the Montana Legislature, as do dozens of pro-union opponents

    February 22, 2023 // The bill, Buffalo Republican Rep. James Bergstrom’s House Bill 448, would prohibit private sector union contracts that require employees to join a union or otherwise pay fees for their representation. It’s the latest legislative swing at unions in Montana, a state with a deep history of labor activism that has repeatedly resisted right-to-work legislation even as national union density has declined and neighboring states have passed similar laws. “Blood has been spilled on the streets of my district for the rights we have today,” Rep. Derek Harvey, D-Butte, a union firefighter, told more than 70 union workers and officials representing a wide variety of trades on the Capitol steps Friday.

    Michigan could become first state in nearly 60 years to ditch ‘right-to-work’ law

    January 13, 2023 // Michigan was not the first state to enact right-to-work. But it is a state steeped in labor history now poised to become the first state in nearly 60 years to ditch such a law, with Democrats controlling the executive and legislative branches of state government for the first time in four decades.

    Opinion: Amidst inflation, President Biden should refocus his efforts on expanding flexible work careers for Americans

    August 9, 2022 // Why is championing flexible work through reforms so important? Independent contractors make up a sizeable portion of the 59 million freelancers in the U.S. economy, employ tens of millions of additional workers under their contracts as small businesses, and are often the entrepreneurs that grow successful new businesses in communities. Modern Worker Empowerment Act, California Supreme Court

    Department of Labor Rule – Coalition Letter

    July 22, 2022 // The January 7, 2021 DOL rule has provided clarity to the decades-old economic realities test for the modern workforce, helping to apply determinations in light of the different types of work and technologies used to work and connect with customers today. Instead of removing this clear and sensible standard and attempting to diminish or eliminate independent contracting, we urge you to preserve paths to self-employment that allow tens of millions of working Americans, parents of children with special needs, workers seeking career changes, disabled workers and workers caring for disabled family members, and entrepreneurs growing small businesses of their own to pursue work on their own terms. Brent Wm. Gardner, Brandon Arnold, Grover Norquist, Michael J. Lotito, Greg Sindelar, Krisztina Pusok, Ph. D., The American Consumer, American Legislative Exchange Council, Lisa B. Nelson, Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Andrew F. Quinlan, Robert Fellner, Heather R. Higgins, Independent Women's Voice, Bethany Marcum, Alaska Policy Forum, Mike Stenhouse, Mike Hruby, New Jobs America, Paul Gessing, Rio Grande Foundation, Seton Motley, Less Government, Robert Alt, Steve Delie, Brian Minnich, Daniel Erspamer, Pelican Institute, Eric Peterson, Pelican Center for Technology and Innovation, Randy Hicks, Georgia Center for Opportunity, Alliance for Opportunity, Jeffrey Mazzella, Center for Individual Freedom, Douglas Carswell, Mississippi Center for Public Policy, David Williams, Taxpayers Protection Alliance, Ryan Ellis, Center for a Free Economy, Phil Kerpen, American Commitment, James Taylor, The Heartland Institute, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks, Elaine Parker, Job Creators Network Foundation, Brandon Dutcher, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Thomas A. Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste, Justin Owen, Beacon Center of Tennessee, Matthew Kandrach, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, Charles Mitchell, Commonwealth Foundation, James L. Martin, 60 Plus Association, Saulius “Saul” Anuzis, 60 Plus Association,

    Rep. Good Introduces the Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act

    May 24, 2022 // “The Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act brings much needed updates to federal labor law. Congressman Good should be applauded for bringing the NLRB’s jurisdiction back to the levels Congress intended. With inflation rampant and prices skyrocketing, it is absurd that these standards have not been updated since the 1950s. The modernization of NLRB’s thresholds will protect small businesses in Virginia and across the country from what many see as a partisan Board seeking to put union interest above workers and job creators.” – F. Vincent Vernuccio, President of Institute for the American Worker

    REP. GOOD INTRODUCES THE SMALL BUSINESSES BEFORE BUREAUCRATS ACT

    May 13, 2022 // “The Small Businesses Before Bureaucrats Act brings much needed updates to federal labor law. Congressman Good should be applauded for bringing the NLRB’s jurisdiction back to the levels Congress intended.With inflation rampant and prices skyrocketing it is absurd that these standards have not been updated since the 1950s. The modernization of NLRB’s thresholds will protect small businesses in Virginia and across the country from what many see as a partisan Board seeking to put union interest above workers and job creators.”