Tracking and Responding to Federal Dollars Funding Union-Busting Campaigns - ZOOM - March 28, 2024

Tracking and Responding to Federal Dollars Funding Union-Busting Campaigns - ZOOM - March 28, 2024

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Starting January 1, 2024, all OLMS Form LM-10s filed by employers reporting, among other things, payments to persuader consultants, will have a new, seemingly innocuous addition.

But when read in conjunction with Federal contracting rules, specifically FAR Rule 31.205-21 which have been in effect since 2010, this new LM-10 section takes on far greater significance. 

Specifically, the rule provides

As required by Executive Order 13494, Economy in Government Contracting, costs of any activities undertaken to persuade employees, of any entity, to exercise or not to exercise, or concerning the manner of exercising, the right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of the employees’ own choosing are unallowable.

Simply stated, Federal contractors cannot be reimbursed for persuader expenditures from the Federal government.  The rule makes these “unallowable” costs and if discovered by an audit from the funding agency’s Inspector General, these costs, which are itemized on the Form LM-10, must be repaid to the Federal government.

Professor Emeritus John Lund of the University of Wisconsin’s School for Workers served as director of the Office of Labor-Management Standards (“OLMS”) at the US Department of Labor from 2009-2013 and is author of “Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain:  Getting information about persuaders and the employers who hire them” available through Labor’s Bookstore, which is co-sponsoring a March 28, 2024, webinar with LaborLab, a national watchdog organization on persuader reporting. 

In this one hour presentation, followed by questions and answers, Lund demonstrates techniques for crossmatching LM-10s with Federal contracting information (www.usaspending.gov) outlined in the book with actual examples, showing from start to finish to how document LM-10 persuader expenditures, how to use the Unique Entity Identifier from the new LM-10 form to identify Federal contracts and when warranted, how to document a request for investigation by the agency Inspector General. 

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When:   March 28, 2024
Where:  Zoom  (a Zoom link will be sent one week prior to the event)
Time:     7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (EST)
Cost:     $0.00 (Includes book mentioned above). When checking out, please include your shipping address.