Kendra Marr Chaikind is a communications strategist for the Communications Workers of America. She is based in Washington, DC.

Assault on NLRB Threatens Vital Workplace Protections

Kendra Marr Chaikind 

The all-out assault on National Labor Relations Board is threatening vital on-the-job protections for millions of California workers.

The NLRB is the sole agency responsible for enforcing federal labor law and protecting the rights of 80 million private sector employees nationwide. But, unless the Senate majority acts to confirm all five nominations to the NLRB before the August recess, the right to organize and bargain, the right to labor law protections, and the right to free speech in the workplace will all be in jeopardy.

CWA President Larry Cohen told reporters on a conference call yesterday that if obstruction continues, Democratic lawmakers can and must act to reform the Senate rules.