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Congress Should End Logjam on NLRB Slate

Most people in Pennsylvania don’t even know what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is. Well, why should they? Here’s why.

For decades, American labor law helped working people come together to have a voice on the job, which in turn gave them a say in our economy and in our politics and public life. This freedom to organize, which is enshrined in the National Labor Relations Act (and, by the way, in the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights) helped produce the greatest period of sustained and broad prosperity in our country’s history.

Everyone did better.

Broadly shared prosperity is needed once again. In order to rebuild our economy and level the playing field for all working people—union and nonunion—the law protecting workers’ rights must be enforced. That’s the role of the National Labor Relations Board—and it needs to work.

Read the rest of the post at the Delaware County (PA) Daily Times. This is a Letter to the Editor that will appear in other local and state newspapers with AFL-CIO state federations signing on. 
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