Jun 4, 2015
Two TU members had a pointed message for T-Mobile shareholders: There's no excuse for breaking the law! 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.
Mar 26, 2015
In a long-awaited ruling, Christine Dibble, a National Labor Relations Board judge, found T-Mobile guilty of multiple nationwide violations of U.S. labor law against workers. Read More
Feb 12, 2015
The attempt by the NLRB to make union representation elections more efficient and more consistent throughout the country has come up against fierce opposition from employer trade groups, including the granddaddy of them all, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More
Jan 29, 2015
The so-called 'NLRB Reform Act' would guarantee a perpetual stalemate on the National Labor Relations Board because Sens. Lamar Alexander and Mitch McConnell propose to add a sixth member to it. And, in the House, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is introducing a federal right-to-work bill to "free" workers from paying union dues. Read More