The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
The Leadership Conference Testifies in Support of Fair and Swift Union Elections
July 22, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
This week, Lexer Quamie, policy counsel at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, gave testimony in support of proposed changes that would streamline union representation elections governed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
In her testimony (video below), Quamie makes the point that workers' rights are civil and human rights. In a democratic society, the right to vote in elections is the foundation on which all other freedoms stand, and the ability of workers to freely participate in union elections – without excessive delays and aggressive interference from employers – is of equal importance, she said.