Legislative Updates

From the monthly archives: January 2020

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Impeachment Update:


Despite the continuously moving timeline on impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to meet with her caucus today to discuss the next steps in terms of sending the impeachment articles to the Senate. Once this is done, it will set off the trial in the Senate that should conclude by next month. With Majority Leader McConnell in full control, there remains no indication that the president is in any danger. Expect the President to be acquitted of the two impeachment articles that were passed in the House.

ABC PAC Portal Information:


Please note that the password has changed to an evergreen password:

ABCPAC As you know, there is now an online contribution portal for ABC PAC. To access the contribution portal, PAC.ABC.org. For more information on the portal and how to use it, please see the one-pager on national connections. This new website allows ABC members whose companies have given Prior Authorization to make fast, secure, and FEC compliant decisions about supporting ABC PAC.


PRO Act Update:

  House Democrats are pushing for a floor vote on the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act. While a vote likely won’t come until after the Martin Luther King Day recess, the bill currently has 218 cosponsors (a majority of the House) and it would be expected to pass if put on the floor. The provisions below are only some of the several of the bad provisions that the PRO Act contains. Recently, these were poll-tested by GS strategy Group for CDW, the ABC-led coalition that is leading the fight against the PRO Act. Repeal all state-passed right-to-work laws Limit an employer’s communication with employees about a union trying to organize that workplace Require companies turn over sensitive employee records, like cell phone numbers and home addresses to union organizers Limits the right to a secret ballot for union elections in favor of systems where a person’s vote is public Limits the ability of individuals to work as independent contractors Allows unions to strik ...

DOL Joint Employer Rule:


On Sunday, the Department of Labor released the final version of the Trump administration's long-awaited joint employer rule, and while the NRLB is expected to finalize a similar rule under the National Labor Relations Act, and the EEOC is set to propose its own rule clarifying when a company should be classified a joint employer under federal employment discrimination law, this is a major victory for the business community. The final rule uses a four-part test to determine whether a business is jointly liable for minimum wage and overtime violations. The test weighs whether the business, with regard to its franchisee or contractor, maintains the power to hire and fire; to supervise schedules and 'conditions of employment'; to set pay, and to keep employment records. The final rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 16 and will go into effect 60 days after publication.