WASHINGTON, D.C. | June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. –
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, issued the following joint statement after President Trump moved to restore balance to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The President has nominated Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel to fill the board’s two vacancies.
After years of an activist agenda that put the interests of union leaders over hardworking men and women, it’s long past time to move the NLRB in a new direction. From the ambush election rule to the joint employer scheme, the partisan policies put in place during the Obama administration consistently promoted special interests while destroying jobs and restricting workplace freedom.
The committee has made progress in our efforts to overturn these harmful policies, and our work will continue in the weeks and months ahead. As these announcements show, we now have a president in the White House who shares our commitment to restoring fairness and balance to federal labor policies. These are well-qualified nominees with deep understanding of the policies impacting America’s workers. We are confident they have what it takes to return the board to its role as the neutral arbiter Congress intended.
Chairwoman Foxx and Chairman Walberg recently wrote to President Trump on the need for “timely appointments to fill the two NLRB vacancies.” Read the letter here.
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