Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Confirmation of Richard Griffin as NLRB General Counsel

October 29, 2013

Earlier this year, a full complement of National Labor Relations Board members were confirmed for the first time in more than a decade. With today’s confirmation of Richard Griffin to serve as General Counsel, the NLRB is now running on all cylinders to meet its duty to fairly and impartially oversee the workplace rights of millions of Americans.

Richard Griffin is superbly qualified for this important post. He has deep knowledge of labor law and decades of practical experience. He will serve the NLRB with distinction.

A functioning NLRB is good news for all workers – whether they belong to a union or not – seeking to exercise the rights they are guaranteed by law. These essential rights include the right of workers to stand together and bargain  for fair wages, safe workplaces, and other improvements on the job.  America’s working families applaud the Senate for taking much needed action on all NLRB nominees.


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