Laurence D. Laufer Discusses Pay-to-Play for Labor Unions

01.21.2010

Author: Laurence D. Laufer Publication: Corporate Political Activity Law Blog View the article (external Website) Governor Christie’s Executive Order No. 7 modifies prior executive orders (implicitly Executive Orders 117 and 118 signed by Governor Corzine in 2008) by amending the term “business entity” to include labor unions and labor organizations, and political committees formed by such organizations. The Governor explained that EO 7 would bring unions within the “pay-to-play” regulatory regime in order “to level the playing field.”