Coalition to Save Local Businesses Executive Director Michael Layman released the statement below following the passage of the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations funding bill in the House Committee this morning. The bill included a provision to block the enforcement of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new “joint employer” rule:
“Just this week, we saw the NLRB continue its unscrupulous efforts to manufacture new, harmful joint employment policy at the expense of our local businesses. Fortunately, with today’s Committee action, we are one step closer to seeing this blatant government overreach stopped before the future of our communities is hurt beyond repair. The local business owners who comprise our Coalition thank Appropriations Chairmen Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.), and members of the Committee for their continued support of local businesses, and we urge all House Members to defend local businesses and support future consideration of this important provision.”
The Coalition to Save Local Businesses represents thousands of local businesses and millions of American jobs through its membership and partner organizations. The coalition’s goal is to inform Members of Congress and others about the negative consequences decisions by the National Labor Relations Board to expand the definition of who can be held as a joint employer would have on local businesses and their employees across the country. The coalition is asking Congress to support legislation that would make permanent the long-standing and widely accepted definition of joint employer.