Corporate America is on the cusp of a major victory: the total destruction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency charged with protecting the rights of workers organizing for better conditions on the job.
For five years, Senate Republicans have blocked President Obama’s nominees to the labor board. Next month, the term of a current board member will expire — leaving the NLRB without a quorum and unable to act. Time is running out.
But there’s a solution to this problem: Keep corporations and their Republican allies in the Senate from destroying the NLRB by fixing the broken filibuster that a handful of senators are using to block these key nominations.
You’ve already taken a stand by signing our petition. Now it’s time to call your senators and tell them to fix the filibuster to save the National Labor Relations Board before it’s too late.
Just dial 1-888-717-0911. When you are connected, say “I’m calling to ask the Senator to confirm all five nominees to the NLRB. And if that vote is blocked, I’m asking the Senator to vote to change the rules for nominations.”
By a simple majority vote, 51 Democrats can fix the filibuster so it can’t be used to stop nominations. Without this change, the NLRB could effectively go extinct, leaving workers with no protections whatsoever from employer intimidation or illegal union-busting tactics.
The filibuster wasn’t created to give the minority party complete control of government, and it certainly wasn’t created to stop government from functioning altogether.
Senate Democrats have two choices: fix the filibuster or allow the wholesale destruction of the NLRB. It shouldn’t be a hard choice.
Call now: 1-888-717-0911.
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- Dems, Unions Pushing for Nuke Option with NLRB Appointments (freebeacon.com)
- Obstructionists Keep Battling Labor Board Nominations, Others (acslaw.org)
- The 2 Supreme Court Cases That Could Put a Dagger In Organized Labor (theatlantic.com)
- Supreme Court Rejects Cablevision Request To Block NLRB Trial In Union Dispute (m.deadline.com)
- “Gimme Five”: Fight For A Full Labor Relations Board (ourfuture.org)