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Teamsters Applaud Obama Announcement of NLRB Nominees

Teamsters General President Hoffa Calls for Speedy Confirmation of Bipartisan Nominees

WASHINGTON, DC – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa praised President Obama’s efforts fill the remaining vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by naming three nominees today.

Democrat Mark Gaston Pearce and Republicans Harry I. Johnson and Philip A. Miscimarra, join two Democrats nominated in February, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin.

“These bipartisan nominees clearly indicate President Obama wants to rise above petty political games,” Hoffa said. “I call on the Senate to confirm these nominees quickly so the NLRB can concentrate on the important task of making sure workplaces are productive, fair and safe and workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively are safeguarded.”

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