Late today an agreement was reached for several presidential nominations in the Senate that would avoid Senator Reid changing the Senate rules. In turn, Republicans will not block the nominees.
While the Senate rules once again avoided a meaningful and permanent change, we will not have to worry about not having labor laws this Labor Day.
The full slate of NLRB nominees will receive a vote on the Senate floor next week.
Across the Nation CWA LPATers, Chief & Shop Stewards asked our Membership to make calls and win the day for us all. Once again CWA lead the entire Labor movement in this fight and showed everyone what can be done! Thank you to each and every one of you for all the work you did to make this a reality.
If we had not launched this effort, it is clear that the interests in Washington would have been successful in preventing the appointment of a fully functioning NLRB and set Labor back on our heels.
Over the course of this fight, NYS CWAers made over 1000 calls and lead the entire nation. Yet, while we won the day, we cannot be satisfied, In the future, we will need greater Member participation. Remember we only get to work another year, if we are willing to fight the year before!