AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) joint employer rule:
This rule will allow companies to manipulate the system to limit working people’s freedom to negotiate for fair wages and benefits by hiring contractors to serve as a shield between the companies and their obligations to employees. It is a step backward in modernizing our outdated labor laws, by empowering corporations and special interests instead of supporting rules that will level the playing field and reflect the true nature of today’s economy.
The Trump administration and its politicized National Labor Relations Board, once again, are taking sides by turning their backs on working people. But they should note that working people across America are on the rise. We are not afraid to speak up and fight back against these blatant attacks that undermine our freedom to bargain collectively with employers. We will continue to push back until we have an impartial and fair NLRB.
Contact: Gonzalo Salvador (202) 637-5018