Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the nomination of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Special Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo to serve as National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel:
There is no better person than Jennifer Abruzzo to help return the NLRB to its core mission of upholding and protecting workers’ rights to form unions and bargain collectively. Jennifer has tirelessly fought for working people her entire career, most recently as CWA’s special counsel, where she provided sound legal counsel concerning innovative initiatives advancing worker power. She previously served as deputy general counsel and acting general counsel at the NLRB, and in her nearly 23 years with the agency, she helped to protect workers’ rights from numerous corporate attacks. Even as workers have stepped up to the plate throughout this pandemic, we’ve been denied basic federal protections time and again. Today, is another step toward righting the wrongs of the past four years. The days of the NLRB actively blocking workers from organizing a union are over. We look forward to working people finally getting the fair treatment we deserve.
Contact: Carolyn Bobb, 202-637-5018