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Freeman Brown says, "The U.S. Supreme Court's decision, after fierce corporate pressure, adds insult to injury for thousands of workers across America."
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— On news that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board, Kimberly Freeman Brown, Executive Director of American Rights at Work, released the following statement:

"The U.S. Supreme Court's decision, after fierce corporate pressure, adds insult to injury for thousands of workers across America.  Now hundreds of decisions in cases already decided by the NLRB will have to be re-opened, needlessly delaying finality for workers who were led to believe they already had it.

Notwithstanding today's developments, the NLRB must still address serious issues faced by workers in this economy by enacting tougher remedies on lawbreaking employers, demanding swift justice for illegally fired workers, and protecting workers’ rights to a first contract to the fullest extent of the law.

After the appointments of Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the Board, we expect the new, fully functional NLRB will enforce our nation's labor laws to protect employees' rights, even while many corporations do all they can to resist those laws."

 

 
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American Rights at Work – http://www.americanrightsatwork.org – is the nation's leading labor policy and advocacy organization dedicated to educating the American public about the barriers that workers face when they attempt to exercise their rights to freely and fairly form unions and engage in collective bargaining.