Today in the House of Representatives, a Republican resolution undermining fair labor union elections and rolling back decades of workers’ rights protections was approved by a partisan vote of 232-186. All 183 House Democrats present voted no.
New Jersey’s House Democrats were led by Rep. Frank Pallone. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires, Donald Norcross and Bonnie Watson Coleman also voted no. The Democrats present were joined by Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith, who were two of the three Republicans in the entire House to vote against this resolution.Read more
For the first time in more than a decade, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now fully staffed with five members and the Board can once again function to protect workers’ rights and enforce our nation’s labor laws. The U.S. Senate’s confirmation of the President’s nominees, Nancy Schiffer and Kent Hirozawa, ends several months of obstruction by the right wing to stop the Board from functioning and marks a major win for working families.Read more
The Right Wing’s refusal to confirm nominees to the NLRB National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) means that there is no functioning body to uphold U.S. Labor laws. Under these conditions, employers can willfully violate labor laws without any consequence. This has been the case for the last year and a half, and business groups could not be any happier.Read more
H.R. 1120, an outrageous bill which would essentially shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 219 to 209. All Democrats along with 10 Republicans voted to stop this blatant attack on workers, while the bulk of Republicans voted to weaken legal protection of workers’ rights.Read more
Right-wing extremists in the House and Senate are pursuing a scheme to shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – the independent agency that protects workers’ rights – and to rig the system even more in favor of their corporate donors.Read more