Capitol Connection: June 2024
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June 2024

IEC Members Storm Capitol Hill

After hearing from Congressmen Bob Latta (R-OH) and Kevin Kiley (R-CA), IEC members took part in over 80 meetings on Capitol Hill today lobbying their members of Congress on significant labor and workforce policies. IEC members were urging representatives and senators to support legislation that would overturn the Biden administration project labor agreement mandate and expand Pell grants to short term training programs. They also discussed the harmful Department of Labor apprenticeship rule and OSHA Walkaround rule.

FTC Joins Noncompetes Ban Amicus Brief

IEC recently joined an amicus brief in support of two cases that are opposing the proposal by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban noncompete agreements. The issued on April 23, the final rule that would ban all noncompete agreements aside from allowing for existing noncompetes for senior executives to remain in effect. IEC opposed the proposed rule in its comment letter. One amicus can be found here the other here.

House Committee Scrutinizes NLRB Policies on Worker Rights

The House Subcommittee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing today discussing the policies of the National Labor Relations Board that inhibiting workers’ rights in support of union organizing. IEC joined a coalition letter highlighting Board member Lauren McFerran who has been a part of implementing many of the Board’s radical policies.

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