CEI Leads Coalition Supporting NLRB Joint Employer Fix: the Save Local Businesses Act (H.R. 3441)

Today, CEI sent a coalition letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in favor of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), which would restore and harmonize standards on when two or more businesses are deemed to be joint employers. The bill is scheduled for Wednesday mark up by the House Education and the Workforce Committee. In total, 29 free market groups signed onto the letter. which explains the negative impact the NLRB’s ruling will have on countless small businesses and their employees nationwide and urges the House to pass the bill. 

CEI labor policy expert Trey Kovacs said:

The National Labor Relations Board joint employer rule puts people’s jobs and businesses at risk. The Obama-era NLRB decision upended decades-old rules that businesses relied on to create thousands of mutually beneficial business-to-business relationships. Now, job creators face the prospect of near-unlimited liability that will lead to reduced opportunities for entrepreneurs and hardworking Americans. The Save Local Business Act corrects the problem by providing employers, large and small, with a clear definition of where joint employer liability begins and ends.

Congress has a real opportunity to demonstrate a commitment to economic growth, relieve small businesses from red tape, and remove uncertain liability facing entrepreneurs.

View the LETTER:

Signatories include: 

Iain Murray, Vice President for Strategy
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Phil Kerpen, President
American Commitment

Lisa B. Nelson, CEO
ALEC Action

Dee Stewart, President
Americans for a Balanced Budget

Rick Manning, President
Americans for Limited Government

Chrissy Harbin, Vice President of External Affairs
Americans for Prosperity

Grover Norquist, President
Americans for Tax Reform

Norman Singleton, President
Campaign for Liberty

Steven J. Allen, Vice President & Chief Investigative Officer
Capital Research Center

Steve Buckstein, Founder
Cascade Policy Institute

Timothy Lee, Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs
Center for Individual Freedom

Ginvera Joyce Meyers, 
Executive Director
Center for Innovation and Free Enterprise

Matt Patterson, Executive Director
Center for Worker Freedom

Andrew F. Quinlan, President
Center for Freedom and Prosperity

Matthew Kandrach, President
Consumer Action for a Strong Economy

Robert Roper, President
Ethan Allen Institute

Jason Pye, Vice President of Legislative Affairs

David Barnes, Policy Director
Generation Opportunity

Andresen Blom, Executive Director
Grassroot Hawaii Action

Michael A. Needham, CEO
Heritage Action for America

Mario H. Lopez, President
Hispanic Leadership Fund

Heather R. Higgins, President and CEO
Independent Women’s Voice

Andrew Langer, President
Institute for Liberty

Sal J. Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy
The James Madison Institute

Pete Sepp, President
National Taxpayers Union

Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

David Williams, President
Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Judson Phillips, Founder
Tea Party Nation

Susan W. Gore, Founder
Wyoming Liberty Group

Related study: NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard Threatens Business Formation and Job Creation