October 16, 2017

 

Senator Lamar Alexander
Chairman
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Senator Patty Murray
Ranking Member
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray,

 

This week, your committee will vote on Peter Robb’s nomination to become the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) next general counsel.  On behalf of the Workforce Fairness Institute, an organization devoted to educating workers, their employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace, I strongly encourage your committee to support his nomination and make way for a confirmation vote on the Senate floor.

 

Robb will finally bring the leadership and experience necessary to restore balance to the Board, which, under Richard Griffin, became little more than a vehicle to advance Big Labor’s agenda.  Robb is an accomplished and experienced attorney with decades of labor law experience at a well-respected firm.  He has previously served as a staff attorney to the NLRB and his track record demonstrates a fierce commitment to the law which has been completely absent in recent years.

 

During the Obama Administration, the NLRB put forward policy after policy that diminished the freedoms of workers across the country and rewarded union bosses.  With Robb’s nomination, the general counsel’s office will be led by someone who is committed to the rule of law.

 

By moving Peter Robb’s nomination to the Senate floor, your committee demonstrates its dedication to restoring balance at the NLRB.

 

Sincerely,

Heather Greenaway

 

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The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace.  To learn more, please visit: http://www.workforcefairness.com.

 

To schedule an interview with a Workforce Fairness Institute representative, please contact Ryan Williams at (202) 677-7060.

Tell Congress: Stop the PRO Act

WFI is working to prevent passage of the so-called Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act)—a wholesale labor reform package that takes the current careful balance of labor rules and tips it greatly in the favor of labor bosses and forced collective bargaining.

The PRO Act robs workers of the right to a secret ballot to form a union, forces union contracts on workers without a vote of approval, and expose workers’ personal contact information to union bosses seeking to organize a workplace. And that’s just the start.

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WFI Key Vote Letter: Opposition to PRO Act

— 02.10.2020 —
Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy: On behalf of the Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI), I am writing to share our organization’s vehement opposition to H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act). WFI has serious concerns with the broad, overreaching nature of this legislation and the many ways in which it would undermine worker freedom and privacy, while simultaneously threatening businesses and entire industries that keep America’s economy thriving. Please note that WFI will include votes on the PRO Act and its amendments on our Congressional Labor Scorecard, which scores and ranks legislators based on their activity associated with workplace issues. WFI was established to fight for American employees and employers as well as our entire economy. We believe in worker empowerment, the right of workers to be fully informed of the options available for worker-involvement in the workplace, and the right to freely choose whether to organize or not. No individual or group – government, a union or an employer – should be able to intimidate or restrict workers’ in exercising these rights. In an attempt to boost flailing union membership at the expense of workers’ rights, the PRO Act would upend decades of established U.S. labor law and institute myriad anti-employee and anti-employer policies that have already been soundly rejected—by Congress, various federal agencies, or the courts. Among its most blatant affronts to workers’ rights, the PRO Act would eliminate the right to a secret ballot when determining whether to unionize and enforce a “card check” system, exposing workers to the potential for harassment, intimidation, and coercion. The PRO Act would also enforce binding arbitration in union negotiations by a government- appointed bureaucrat; repeal and eliminate right-to-work laws in 27 states, force workers to fund union activities regardless of whether they support them; and threaten the ability of individuals to operate as independent contractors, eliminating traditional economic and employment opportunities and threatening the independence and flexibility of the emerging gig economy. On top of all that, the PRO Act would force all workers’ personal and home contact information to be provided to a union during organizing campaigns – in an electronic, searchable format no less, with no limit on what a union can do with that information. WFI believes in advancing sensible policies that protect and preserve the rights of both employees and employers, and we welcome the opportunity to work with legislators who also support these efforts. However, the PRO Act does not achieve these goals and would instead threaten the rights of both while jeopardizing our entire economy. WFI urges members of the House to strongly oppose the PRO Act. Sincerely, Heather Greenaway Executive Director Workforce Fairness Institute See the letter here.
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