May 15, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C.Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) and Chair of Change to Win, today released the following statement decrying a federal judges decision striking down a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule updating and streamlining union election procedures.
This wrongheaded decision is based solely on technical grounds related to the NLRBs internal procedures and not the merits of the rule, which remain sound. The rule seeks only to protect workers right to a fair and timely election. I call on the NLRB to take the steps necessary to remove this procedural roadblock and restore the rule as soon as possible.