• Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act
    Jul 24, 2018  - BACKGROUND Americans face a job market that is vastly different from the one that existed a generation ago. Advances in technology and the growth of a global economy have dramatically changed the kinds of jobs that are available, making high-quality education and skills development vital to competin... More
  • Save Local Business Act
    Jul 27, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Hiring. Work schedules. Pay increases. These are all decisions that take place between an employer and an employee. However, in 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) placed itself squarely in the middle of the employer-employee relationship, changing it in a way that hurt worki... More
  • Save Local Business Act Bill Summary
    Jul 27, 2017  - BACKGROUND For more than 30 years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considered two or more employers “joint employers” if they had “actual,” “direct,” and “immediate” control over essential terms and conditions of employment. This standard provided stability and legal clarity for employers... More
  • Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act
    Jul 12, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that exists not only in foreign countries, but in every state in the United States. This atrocious crime involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to force victims into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. The International Labor... More
  • Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2017
    Jun 27, 2017  - BACKGROUND: With its 2004 San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overturned long-standing precedent and began using a subjective test to determine when and where to assert its jurisdiction over Native American tribes. Prior to this decision, the NLRB ... More
  • Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act
    Jun 9, 2017  - BACKGROUND: Far too many men and women are leaving the workforce without the financial security they need when they retire. In fact, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office, 29 percent of households with individuals over the age of 55 have no retirement savings or traditional p... More
  • Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act Bill Summary
    Jun 9, 2017  - Introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN), the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act (H.R. 2823) repeals the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule and protects access to affordable retirement advice for low- and middle-income families. The legislation also establishes a statutory definition of “inves... More