CWA Applauds the Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court docket
Previous week’s confirmation of Choose Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, on a bipartisan, 53-47 vote, is a momentous phase towards guaranteeing equal justice for generations to arrive. Considering the fact that her nomination, CWA members have been contacting into Senate workplaces to display their potent assist for Decide Jackson. Her confirmation would not have been doable had it not been for the hard function millions of operating men and women, including CWA associates, did to ensure that we have a pro-employee President and a professional-employee vast majority in the Senate.
As the to start with Black woman to be nominated for the nation’s optimum court, Decide Jackson brings a great deal essential diversity that is seriously lacking in our full judicial process. We applaud the Senate’s swift motion and we thank President Biden for his continued motivation to guarding workers’ rights and to guaranteeing that the Supreme Court is consultant of the makeup and lived encounters of the American people. Go through much more here.
NLRB Basic Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo Moves to Ban Captive Viewers Conferences
National Labor Relations Board Standard Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo declared last week that she is asking the NLRB to come across captive viewers meetings categorically unlawful. Captive audience conferences let companies to drive workers who are organizing to variety a union to go to mandatory conferences exactly where they are pressured to listen to executives and union busting consultants chat about why they shouldn’t type a union and why doing so would damage them. These meetings are a frequent tactic made use of by anti-union businesses and one particular of the key reasons why it is complicated for staff to variety new bargaining models. Google Fiber employees who just lately joined CWA experienced to deal with these scary conferences. Despite the fact that the employees ended up courageous enough to stand up to those people meetings and productively manage, they under no circumstances should really have had to do so in the initial spot.
Abruzzo served as Particular Counsel for Strategic Initiatives at CWA prior to remaining named NLRB General Counsel by President Biden. She changed infamous union-buster Peter Robb, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.
“This license to coerce is an anomaly in labor law, inconsistent with the [National Labor Relations] Act’s safety of employees’ free alternative. It is dependent on a elementary misunderstanding of employers’ [free] speech rights,” stated General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. “I imagine that the NLRB situation precedent, which has tolerated such conferences, is at odds with essential labor-regulation principles, our statutory language, and our Congressional mandate. Since of this, I approach to urge the Board to reconsider these precedent and come across necessary meetings of this type illegal.”
This is a major stage in the direction of reforming our labor regulations and allowing for workers to manage free of charge from employer intimidation. Study a lot more listed here.
CWA Subsequent Gen Presses for Extra Pupil Debt Aid
Subsequent last week’s announcement by President Biden to extend the current pause on university student financial loan debt payments until eventually September 1, 2022, CWA Following Generation unveiled a statement applauding the pause on repayments and calling on the Biden administration to forever terminate all university student personal debt.
“The Biden administration has paused repayments 4 periods and canceled around $15 billion in financial debt, and which is a good first phase, but it’s a little fraction of the credit card debt crippling millions of American families. Cancellation would assist them and would also go our economic restoration forward,” claimed CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Vice President Lisa Bolton, who directs the Up coming Technology plan.