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Rep. Yvette D. Clarke Applauds NLRB Proposal Working to Ensure Fair Workplace Elections

Today, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement praising the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rule to improve union workplace elections:

“Our nation’s workers need to have a fair and transparent process surrounding union elections.  The NLRB’s proposed rule is a good first step in reforming union elections.  The changes proposed by the NLRB help protect workers from employers, who may want to manipulate the process by delaying union elections and thereby stifling workers’ ability to unionize quickly and efficiently.

“As a Representative of the 11th Congressional District of New York, I understand the significant role that labor unions play in the rebirth and strengthening of our nation’s working and middle classes.  It is important to keep in mind that reforming union elections is a long term process, and this proposed rule will not be a quick fix solution to the issues that many of our unions are encountering today.  For this reason, it is critical that unions and employers work together to address their concerns.  It is only by working together that we will be able to focus on the challenging work ahead of rebuilding America’s economy. Know that I will continue to fight on behalf of workers’ rights across the nation.”