Foxx, Walberg Call on NLRB General Counsel to Abandon Partisan Agenda
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 2, 2017
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today called on National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Richard Griffin to abandon his partisan agenda or step down immediately.
Earlier this week, Griffin issued a memo concluding that Division I scholarship football players at private colleges and universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. This decision would have devastating consequences for students and academic institutions, and it is just the latest in Griffin’s long-history of pushing a pro-union agenda.
In response, Chairwoman Foxx and Chairman Walberg issued the following joint statement:
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