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AFL-CIO Warns of NLRB Nominees’ Bad Records

July 14, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - With President Donald Trump’s two nominees for the National Labor Relations Board scheduled to testify at a Senate confirmation hearing July 13, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned that their career histories “appear to be in direct conflict with the mission of the NLRB.”

“Marvin Kaplan has never practiced labor law, and his experience comes from crafting legislation for politicians to rig the rules against working people,” Trumka said in a statement July 12. “William Emanuel has a long record of practicing labor law on behalf of employers, most recently at one of the most infamous union-busting law firms in the country.” The NLRB is supposed to “protect the freedom of working people to negotiate a fair return on our work,” he added, but “a partisan, ideologically driven NLRB can further empower corporations and CEOs to take away our freedoms at work.” Read more

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