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Week ahead: GOP pushes its case against union 'persuader' rule

The Labor Department finds itself back in GOP crosshairs on Capitol Hill over a controversial union-organizing rule.

A House Education and Workforce subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Labor Department's controversial persuader rule. http://1.usa.gov/1T3XFMS

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The rule, finalized last month, requires companies to disclose information about their anti-union organizing efforts. http://bit.ly/1MNI9rX

Businesses must report the actions taken by consultants they hire to block unionization efforts at their workplaces.

The Labor Department says the persuader rule will bring transparency to the union organizing process, but business groups contend it infringes on employers' free speech, forcing them to disclose consultants.

The National Association of Manufacturers is leading a coalition of business groups that are suing the Labor Department to overturn the rule in court. http://bit.ly/1RK8aab

But Republicans are also digging in for a legislative fight. Tensions will come to a head Wednesday during the hearing on the persuader rule.

In other news, the House Natural Resources Committee will examine the Bureau of Land Management's methane emissions rule on Wednesday. http://1.usa.gov/23OEHVs

Also on Wednesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will examine misconduct within the Transportation Security Administration. http://1.usa.gov/1QsUTib

 

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