Classing worker centers like unions is wrongheaded


“Reps. John Kline (R-Minn.) and Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) wrote Labor Secretary Thomas Perez this week, as reported in the Wall Street Journal on July 25, asking for an “official determination” on the question of whether worker centers should be subject to the same filing requirements as labor unions.

Their letter should be rejected as a baldly partisan attempt to restrict the valuable work performed by these non-profit organizations.  Indeed, treating worker centers like labor unions would constrain the rights of both vulnerable workers and community members to assemble and demand accountability from corporations that violate labor laws, mistreat workers, or pay poverty wages…”

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(Congress Blog | The Hill, August 6, 2013, co-published with Kim Bobo)

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