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Murray: National Labor Relations Board Decision Gives “Corporations A Blank Check to Ignore Their Bargaining Responsibilities to Workers”

Move would make meaningful collective bargaining impossible for millions, let companies off the hook for violations 


(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, issued the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision to overturn the Browning-Ferris Industries decision, nullifying the Board’s joint employer standard and undermining protections for millions of workers.


“This shocking and brazen decision to overturn pro-worker precedent is further proof the Trump Administration will stop at nothing to line the pockets of corporations—no matter what price workers and their families are forced to pay. The previous Board ruling ensured workers’ right to collectively bargain to achieve economic security is still protected in a changing 21st century economy—and by giving the public no opportunity to provide input, the Board took a giant step backward and gave corporations a blank check to ignore their bargaining responsibilities to workers under federal law. This decision will make it harder for millions of workers to advocate for better wages and support their families, and it goes against everything President Trump promised working people during the campaign.”