Dear President Biden,
We, the undersigned, urge you to take action to protect workers' rights by reinstating the "persuader" rule. This crucial regulatory action was proposed by the Obama administration to address the significant problem of employers hiring "union-avoidance" consultants to dissuade and weaken workers' unionization efforts.
The rule required employers to disclose their agreements with consultants for union-avoidance activities, closing a loophole that allowed many union-busting consulting firms to exploit the lack of transparency in the reporting system. The Trump administration rescinded the rule, leaving workers vulnerable to anti-union tactics that are often funded by companies.
Workers have the right to organize and collectively bargain for better pay and working conditions. However, without the necessary information about their employers' expenditures on union-busting, workers are at a disadvantage when negotiating with their employers. By reinstating the persuader rule, you would send a clear message that the rights of workers are a top priority for your administration.
We therefore call on you to take immediate action to reinstate the persuader rule and ensure that workers are protected from anti-union activities. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.