Labor Ambush Averted, For Now

National Coalition Celebrates NLRB Victory, Sees Challenge Ahead

WASHINGTON, D.C. // DECEMBER 9, 2013 // Today, the 600+ member nationwide Coalition for a Democratic Workplace issued the following statement in response to a stipulation by the National Labor Relations Board in the case of U.S. Chamber of Commerce of the US, et al v. NLRB that in essence kills the Board’s illegal, unwise, and unfair “ambush election” rule.

CDW chairman Geoffrey Burr said, “The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace is pleased to have supported the fight against ambush elections and we are glad to see a boost for workplace fairness.”

Burr added, however, “Unfortunately, we believe this victory will be temporary. The President has consistently sought to appoint nominees to the Labor Board who seem bent on achieving an agenda loved by union bosses but disliked by voters, legislators, and employees at millions of workplaces.”