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ADVISORY: Sen. Jeff Merkley, Richard Trumka, Neera Tanden on Ensuring the NLRB’s Ability to Protect Workers’ Rights
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ADVISORY: Sen. Jeff Merkley, Richard Trumka, Neera Tanden on Ensuring the NLRB’s Ability to Protect Workers’ Rights

Washington, D.C. — As the Senate considers potential rule changes that would eliminate the type of obstruction that has blocked the appointment of National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, board members and countless other well-qualified presidential nominees, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a conversation with Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. The discussion will explore the NLRB’s role as an advocate for all American workers and the Senate’s fight to ensure that the agency and the entire federal government can continue to operate.

Workplace protections that are taken for granted by union and nonunion workers alike could functionally disappear if the Senate does not act quickly to approve the president’s five bipartisan nominees to the NLRB in August, leaving millions of workers vulnerable and with nowhere to turn.

WHO:

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress; Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund

Featured speakers:
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

Moderated by:
Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor, The Huffington Post

WHEN:

July 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. ET – 10:15 a.m. ET
Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions

RSVP:

RSVP to attend this event
For more information, contact Katie Peters at kpeters@americanprogressaction.org or 202.741.6285.

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