Update by TRI Lobbyist, Craig S. Brightup
DOL-OSHA Regulatory Developments
DOL is moving quickly on its Overtime Rule and its Independent Contractor Rule is now at OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review. Also, OSHA recently announced an expanded criteria for placement in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) and its revised Personal Protective Equipment in Construction Rule is now at OIRA for review.
The White House-brokered agreement to avert a railroad worker strike is anything but a done deal with many union members feeling it’s too vague. Also, as talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Port Management Association continue without a contract that expired July 1 for 22,000 West Coast workers, port security personnel who belong to the ILWU have authorized a strike and other union affiliates are growing restless, too.
Commitment to America
On Sept. 23, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) will unveil a four-part “Commitment to America” on what Republicans will do when they take House on Nov. 8. McCarthy and House Republicans will announce their proactive agenda in Pittsburgh for:
- “An economy that is strong” focusing on inflation, supply chain, China.
- “A nation that is safe” focusing on crime, the Southern border, Fentanyl.
- “A future that is free” focusing on child development, Big Tech.
- “A government that is accountable” focusing on oversight.