Dec 19, 2013
In an NLRB election this week, 31 instructors at Lincoln Technical Institute in New York voted 24-3 to join CWA Local 1106. Read More
For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board has five Senate-confirmed members.
The National Labor Relations Board enforces the National Labor Relations Act, the principal law safeguarding your right to organize to improve your working conditions, whether or not you are in a union. Workers turn to the NLRB when they are illegally fired or otherwise prevented from working together for change.
The NLRB is supposed to have five members that are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. But corporations have persuaded Republicans in the Senate to use silent filibusters to prevent a vote on President Obama's nominees. The Board needs at least three members to make decisions. Two of the five seats on the NLRB are currently vacant and the term of another member will expire in August.
Working people need and deserve a functioning National Labor Relations Board. The President has sent the names of five well-qualified nominees to the Senate. If we don't let our Senators know that the NLRB matters, Senate Republicans will continue to abuse the Senate rules and filibuster the nominees and Senate Democrats will not take action to overcome the filibuster.
Nov 7, 2013
On Nov. 1, the NLRB Acting General Counsel, Lafe E. Solomon, announced that the U.S. government would prosecute T-Mobile US for violating U.S. labor law. Read More
Oct 29, 2013
Statement by the Communications Workers of America on the Senate vote to confirm Richard Griffin as general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board Read More
Oct 1, 2013
We did it! For the first time in a decade, the National Labor Relations Board has five Senate-confirmed members. The three Democratic members confirmed by the Senate are Mark Pearce, Nancy Schiffer, and Kent Hirozawa. The Senate-confirmed Republicans are Harry Johnson and Phil Miscimarra. Read More