WASHINGTON, March 6 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), announced Monday that the committee will hold an Executive Session this Wednesday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m. ET to vote on a subpoena for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, followed by a hearing titled, “Defending the Right of Workers to Organize Unions Free from Illegal Corporate Union-Busting” featuring AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry, Teamsters General President Sean O’Brien, former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board John Ring, and President of the National Right to Work Committee and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation Mark Mix.
“At a time when unions are more popular than they have been in decades, we have got to make it easier for workers to exercise their constitutional right to form a union and collectively bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions,” said Sanders. “The American people are sick and tired of the unprecedented corporate greed and illegal union busting that is taking place throughout this country. The time has come for multi-billionaire leaders of extremely profitable corporations to understand that they are not above the law. When these billionaires and the enormously profitable corporations they run violate federal labor law, they must be held accountable.”
Executive Session Details
What: Executive Session of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
When: 10:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Where: G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The meeting will be livestreamed on the HELP Committee’s website and Chairman Sanders’ social media pages.
Who: All Committee Members
What: Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to consider “Defending the Right of Workers to Organize Unions Free from Illegal Corporate Union-Busting”
When: Immediately following the committee’s Executive Session, Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Where: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing will also be livestreamed on the HELP Committee’s website and Sanders’ social media pages.
Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, Washington, D.C.
Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union, Washington, D.C.
Sean O’Brien, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Washington, D.C.
The Honorable John F. Ring, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Former Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.
Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Committee, President of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Springfield, VA