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.
Let All Voices Be Heard: Restoring the Right of Workers to Form Unions
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights - May 2007
Over much of the past quarter century, federally guaranteed workplace and civil rights have been chipped away through a combination of anti-worker executive and administrative actions and adverse judicial decisions.
The cumulative impact of these actions by public officials who make, enforce, and interpret federal rules governing workers and the workplace has been to diminish rights and protections for workers overall. But when it comes to the particular right of workers to organize and bargain collectively, the damage arising from these acts by public officials is magnified many times over by the aggressive and virulent offensives employers and their union-busting consultants typically launch when workers try to form unions.
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