Coalition to Save Local Businesses Applauds U.S. Senate for Voting to Overturn Job-Killing Joint Employer Rule


WASHINGTON – The Coalition to Save Local Businesses (CSLB) today applauds the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of H.J. Res. 98, which would overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule and protect hundreds of thousands of local businesses. The Senate approved the resolution by a vote of 50-48, which will head to President Biden’s desk for signature. Following passage, over 5,000 small business stakeholders sent a petition to the White House urging the president to sign the legislation.

Michael Layman, senior advisor to the Coalition to Save Local Businesses, said:

“Today’s Senate vote demonstrates bipartisan and bicameral opposition to the NLRB’s job-killing joint employer rule and ensures that unworkable joint-employer standards can never be forced on American businesses and workers in the future.

“The responsibility to protect local businesses from this harmful rule rests squarely on the shoulders of President Biden. He now has the choice to stand with America’s small businesses or put more power into the hands of big corporations.

“The Coalition to Save Local Businesses is grateful to Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators Bill Cassidy and Joe Manchin for leading the charge to support Main Street businesses.”

White House Petition

With the passage of H.J. Res. 98, a petition signed by over 5,000 small business advocates from across the country was sent to President Biden urging him to sign the bill into law and overturn the NLRB’s joint employer rule. This petition has garnered widespread support from businesses in all 50 states in the fight against the NLRB’s expansive joint employer rule, including:

More than 100 national and local organizations have joined CSLB to fight for small businesses and workers across the nation who stand to be harmed by the new joint employer rule. Additionally, nearly 75 national organizations have expressed support for the resolution in a letter to Congress. Organizations in Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota also sent similar letters in support of the resolutions to their state congressional delegations.


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