House passes legislation rolling back Biden’s ‘America last’ labor agenda

The House of Representatives voted 206-177 on Friday to roll back a rule finalized by the National Labor Relations Board last year that sets new standards for determining joint-employer status.

H.J.Res. 98, the joint resolution sponsored by Rep. John James (R-MI) that struck down the NLRB’s new joint-employer standards, passed largely along party lines, yet eight Democrats joined Republicans in voting for passage.

Friday’s vote was largely symbolic, as it remains unclear if the Senate will take up the legislation. Furthermore, President Joe Biden vowed in early January to veto the legislation should it land on his desk.

The Biden administration’s rule subverted standards established by then-President Donald Trump in 2020 and would effectively make it easier for millions of workers to unionize by lowering the standard defining companies as joint employers
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