Press Release | Labor Law

NLRB Changes Rules to Make It Harder for Workers to Be Represented

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) eliminating the blocking charge policy (delaying election in the face of unlawful conduct) and making employers’ voluntary recognition of unions more difficult:

In two weeks time, in the middle of a pandemic, President Trump’s NLRB suspended representation elections and then made it harder for employers to voluntarily recognize unions. In other words, the board is effectively sealing off any viable path to unionization at a time when workers need a voice on the job more than ever. Donald Trump’s caustic hostility to collective bargaining has manifested itself in the most anti-worker NLRB in America’s history. The labor movement will fight these actions with everything we have.

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