Crowley Applauds National Labor Relations Board’s Proposed Voting Rules

June 29, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C.Today, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement supporting the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) proposed rule change to streamline the union election process and increase fairness for American workers:

“This is a commonsense, modest proposal that addresses a matter of basic fairness for American workers. The proposed rule change will cut back on red tape and other frivolous efforts that often stand in the way of workers exercising their right to unionize. Workers deserve a real chance to make their own decision about representation in the workplace and part of that means having a free, fair and efficient voting process. I applaud the NLRB’s proposal and look forward to its prompt approval.”

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the Ways and Means Committee and is a chief deputy whip in the Democratic leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives.