We Got Five
It’s taken a decade, but finally more than 80 million workers finally have the 5-person, fully-functioning, Senate-confirmed National Labor Relations Board they deserve.
On August 2nd, the Senate confirmed President Obama’s 5 NLRB nominees, including Democrats Mark Pearce, Nancy Schiffer, and Kent Hirozawa.
This is a victory worth celebrating.
Your phone calls and e-mails persuaded Democrats and moderate Republicans in the Senate to stand up to Mitch McConnell and to reach an agreement to allow votes on executive branch nominees.
Thanks to you, we will have labor law on Labor Day, and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and Consumer Financial Protection Agency Director Richard Cordray are now at work protecting workers, consumers and the environment.
Our fight isn’t over – the 60-vote threshold for nominations remains, there are dozens of judicial vacancies that remain unfilled, and debate on important legislation is stalled. Make sure you are the first to know when it is time to make your voice heard.
Text RULES to 69866 or sign up for our Fix the Senate Rapid Response Team.
Working people need and deserve a confirmed NLRB now! Without a fully operational Labor Relations Board, who will working people turn to when their rights are violated?
- Follow the link to the UWUA Action Center, enter your zip code to access a list of your Senators and an email template letter to use.
- Enter your name and address, any additional comments, and automatically an email will be sent to your Senators.
- Download and edit the sample letter*, add your own comments, then print and mail to your Senators. They probably don’t get many mailed communications these days. Let’s let them know we’re still here.
- You can also get the phone numbers for your Senators by visiting the UWUA Action Center and entering your zip code. Give them a call, let them know you are watching what they do and you will grade them come next election; but in the meantime, they should do the right thing.
- Encourage others to do the same: Share this call to action.
*Sample letter downloads as a Microsoft Word .doc file. Click here to download as a .txt file.