(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released the following statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries.
“The labor market has changed dramatically over the past 30 years, but that shouldn’t be the end of basic worker protections or earning a living wage. I applaud the Board for carrying out its mission to adapt the NLRA to changing patterns in the labor market to protect workers’ basic rights. Today, too many big companies can shirk responsibility for poor working conditions and low wages, leaving workers with no real recourse for improving workplace conditions.
This decision marks an important update to the Board’s standard to ensure workers can exercise their rights and have a voice in the workplace. Instead of allowing the biggest corporations to rig the system against small businesses and workers, we need to make sure our country, economy, and workplaces work for all Americans, not just the wealthiest few.”