House Passes Bill to Shutdown NLRB

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House Passes Bill to Shutdown NLRB
Dear Registrars:
You have probably read and heard about H.R. 1120, an outrageous bill which would essentially shut down the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), passed the House of Representatives Friday by a vote of 219 to 209. All Democrats along with 10 Republicans voted to stop this blatant attack on workers, while the bulk of Republicans voted to weaken legal protection of workers’ rights.
The NLRB enforces rules established under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which protects the rights of workers to form unions, bargain collectively and have a voice on the job. This bill demonstrates the right-wing’s attempt to dismantle our system for preserving workplace justice and make it easier for employers to violate the law without consequence.  This legislation not only hurts workers, but also hurts businesses and the public because the NLRB provides orderly procedures for resolving labor disputes and preventing disruptions in commerce.
Fortunately, this bill will not be taken up by the Senate, but it is symbolic of the right-wing’s anti-worker agenda. We thank those representatives who voted “NO” on this shameful bill, and with the exception of only two New York representatives who voted yes, we express our disappointment that they chose to vote yes on a bill that would weaken the legal protection of workers’ rights.
                                          Here is how the New York delegation voted:
No    D     Bishop, Timothy  NY 1st
No    R     King, Pete  NY 2nd
No    D     Israel, Steve  NY 3rd
No    D     McCarthy, Carolyn  NY 4th
No    D     Meeks, Gregory  NY 5th
No    D     Meng, Grace  NY 6th
No    D     Velázquez, Nydia  NY 7th
No    D     Jeffries, Hakeem  NY 8th
No    D     Clarke, Yvette  NY 9th
No    D     Nadler, Jerrold  NY 10th
No    R     Grimm, Michael  NY 11th
No    D     Maloney, Carolyn  NY 12th
No    D     Rangel, Charles  NY 13th
No    D     Crowley, Joseph  NY 14th
No    D     Serrano, José  NY 15th
No    D     Engel, Eliot  NY 16th
No    D     Lowey, Nita  NY 17th
No    D     Maloney, Sean  NY 18th
No    R     Gibson, Christopher  NY 19th
No    D     Tonko, Paul  NY 20th
No    D     Owens, William  NY 21st
Yes  R     Hanna, Richard  NY 22nd
No    R     Reed, Tom  NY 23rd
No    D     Maffei, Daniel  NY 24th
No    D     Slaughter, Louise  NY 25th
No    D     Higgins, Brian  NY 26th
Yes  R     Collins, Chris  NY  27th

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