Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the National Labor Relations Board decision on Browning-Ferris Industries of Pennsylvania, Inc.:
This decision may very well signal the beginning of the end of outdated laws that fail to address an economic structure tilted against working people. It means more working people can engage in meaningful collective bargaining by bringing all parties who control their wages and other conditions of employment to the table.
Simply put, labor laws in America have failed to keep pace as the workplace has continued to evolve. This is one of many sensible, new avenues that can help bring workplace laws into the 21st century and reflect the true nature of today’s economy.