CDW Statement On Nomination Of David Prouty As Member Of The National Labor Relations Board

Former Union Official Would Be Rubber Stamp for Big Labor’s radical agenda to take away workers’ choice – forcing Americans to join a union and pay dues or lose their job.  


Washington, D.C. – The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), composed of hundreds of organizations representing millions of businesses that employ tens of millions of workers nationwide in nearly every industry, released the following statement today in response to the nomination of David Prouty to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the continued union push for the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

The following statement is attributable to CDW Chair Kristen Swearingen:

“Having worked for the most powerful unions for almost the entirety of his career, we can expect David Prouty will be a rubber stamp for the agenda of Big Labor bosses to the detriment of small businesses and workers’ rights.

“This is yet another example of union officials infiltrating this administration to give their former bosses special treatment. Allowing a former union official on the NLRB to regulate unions would clear the way for them to escape any credible scrutiny or oversight. It also allows unions and their lackeys to push through the radical policies of the PRO Act through the NLRB, including their ultimate goal of forcing every American to join a union and pay dues or lose their job.

“With Prouty on the NLRB and other former union officials in the White House pushing a drastic restructuring of the nation’s labor laws via the PRO Act, the economic upheaval will cost millions of American jobs, threaten vital supply chains, and greatly diminish opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses struggling to survive.

“We strongly urge Congress to reject Prouty’s nomination for the sake of our country’s small businesses and workers.”

Click here for more information on the negative impacts of the PRO Act.




About The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

CDW is a broad-based coalition of hundreds of organizations representing hundreds of thousands of employers and millions of employees in various industries across the country concerned with a long-standing effort by some in the labor movement to make radical changes to the National Labor Relations Act without regard to the severely negative impact they would have on employees, employers, and the economy. CDW was originally formed in 2005 in opposition to the so-called Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – a bill similar to the PRO Act – that would have stripped employees of the right to secret ballots in union representation elections and allowed arbitrators to set contract terms regardless of the consequence to workers or businesses.