The House Committee on Education and the Workforce yesterday voted 21-10 to approve a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 87) that would nullify a Department of Labor final rule narrowing the long-standing "advice" exemption for employers and labor consultants under the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The so-called “persuader” rule, which took effect April 25, requires both employers and labor consultants to report activities specifically undertaken to encourage employees to vote for or against union representation or take a certain position with respect to collective bargaining proposals. The AHA joined other members of The Coalition to Protect a Democratic Workplace to support the resolution to block the rule.