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Trump to Dump Unions’ Desired “Persuader Rules”

President Trump’s Department of Labor is dumping unions’ long-desired and highly controversial ‘Persuader Rules.

The long-embattled “persuader rule” put forth from the Department of Labor under the Obama administration is being terminated, according to Reuters.

The U.S. Department of Labor has moved to rescind a controversial rule requiring greater disclosure by employers and their lawyers in responding to union campaigns, making it likely that the agency will drop its bid to revive the rule in court after a federal judge struck it down.

The department on Monday filed a proposal to formally revoke the so-called persuader rule, which was adopted under former President Barack Obama but never took effect because a federal judge in Texas last year said it violated federal labor law after the National Federation of Independent Business and other business groups sued.

While unions had pushed the rule that would require businesses to disclose financial arrangements with their lawyers, as well as other types of consultants, the rule had faced heavy opposition from business groups and, as well, the American Bar Association.

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