In its latest attempt to satisfy union bosses, the United States Department of Labor has published what is commonly know as “The Persuader Rule,” forcing employers to publicly report any acts they perform to inform
their worker of union organizing activity. Politico.com has printed a Fact Sheet.
The Persuader Rule requires employers and their hired consultants to report when the consultants directly
persuade workers or when the consultants in one of the following four categories:
1) Plan, direct, or coordinate managers to persuade workers;
2) Provide persuader materials to employers to disseminate to workers;
3) Conduct union avoidance seminars; and
4) Develop or implement personnel policies or actions to persuade workers.