During this year's State of the Union address to Congress, it was wonderful to hear President Biden say that he's "sick and tired" of union busting. I’m also glad he called on Congress to pass the PRO Act. However, if the Biden Administration really wants to tackle union busting, it can start right away and without the help of a dysfunctional Congress.
FIRST, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh could direct his agency to crack down on the union busting industry's intentional disregard for transparency laws. Under the law, professional union busters are obligated to disclose their activities to the public within 30 days of being hired. However, according to an unprecedented analysis conducted by the LaborLab, union busters violate this rule over 80% of the time! This gives them an unfair and illegal advantage over workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor and the Office of Labor Management Standards must do everything in its power to force the union busting industry to disclose any and all of its activities as mandated by the law.
SECOND, the Biden Administration must return to the definition of reportable union busting as originally intended under the Labor Management and Relations Disclosure Act (LMRDA). You must also stop the flow of federal tax dollars to union busting employers. These are real solutions that are accessible now. Please use them! Thanks.
▶ First sent on February 9 by Jess Craven