CDW Applauds Advancement of Trump Labor Nominations

Washington, D.C. – On October 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) favorably reported ten of President Trump’s nominations to fill important roles within the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Education, and the National Mediation Board.  In response, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace released the following statement from Chair Kristen Swearingen:

“CDW applauds today’s vote, which signifies an important step in fulfilling President Trump’s commitment to restoring fairness to American workers, unions, and employers by affording them with a balanced application of federal labor policy.  We are particularly pleased with Peter Robb’s nomination to serve as General Counsel on the National Labor Relations Board.

CDW is confident Mr. Robb will draw from his breadth of experience working with employees and employers to shift the NLRB away from recent activist practices and radical decisions that have upended decades of legal precedent.  Mr. Robb is highly qualified to steer the board back toward an interpretation of the National Labor Relations Act that respects the rights of American workers and employers and that ultimately provides them with the certainty they need to thrive in today’s economy.

CDW is hopeful that the Senate will move swiftly to confirm Peter Robb as general counsel before Richard Griffin’s term expires in November, and that the body will similarly act to confirm the remaining nominees.”