New Labor Secretary Must Withdraw The Persuader Rule

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 12:24 PM EDT) -- An obscure labor law, enacted more than 50 years ago, may soon be reinterpreted by the U.S. Department of Labor in what many view as a regulatory attempt to support union organizing.

The statute — Section 203 of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) — was enacted in 1959 because Congress was concerned about the activities of consultants who operated as secret agents to infiltrate a workforce and persuade employees not to unionize. It requires employers and consultants to report to the federal government...
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