In regulatory news:

OSHA has withdrawn a controversial Obama-era policy that allowed union officials to participate in inspections at non-unionized workplaces. In 2013, OSHA issued a standard interpretation letter allowing employees at nonunion workplaces to designate non-employees such as union representatives to participate in so-called “walkaround” inspections — drawing the ire of the employer community, which viewed it as a not-so-veiled attempt by the Obama administration to support and expand union representation to nonunion workplaces. However, OSHA has now withdrawn the union policy language featured in the letter, calling it ‘unnecessary,” in a memorandum to regional administrators dated April 25th.

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