Senate Committee Passes Labor Appropriations Bill
On June 9, the Senate Committee on Appropriations held a markup of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill for FY2017. The bill was approved by the committee 29-1. The Labor-HHS Appropriations bill will provide funding for the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education (DOE) as well as funding for oversight and accountability programs to reduce fraud and government waste. Prior to the markup, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee outlining key provisions the coalition would like to be included in the bill. The provisions included: the joint employer standard, the "ambush" elections rule and the DOL "persuader" rule. As expected, none of the provisions were contained in the final bill.
NRMCA is a member of the CDW which represents over 600 organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide.