July 11, 2016

JWJ Applauds NLRB Ruling on Temporary and Contracted Employees

July 11, 2016

CONTACT: Bailey Dick, bailey(at)jwj.org

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Labor Relations Board reverted back to precedent from 2000 in a decision that expands rights for temporary and contracted employees. Before today’s ruling in “Miller & Anderson,” temps and other contracted employees had to clear multiple hurdles to reach the bargaining process. But after today’s decision, the companies that have distanced themselves from being responsible and accountable to those who help their companies run can now have a more fair chance to come together on the job to improve their rights.

“This is another positive, commonsense approach to ensure that the rules of our workplaces meet the realities of today’s economy. As a result of the NLRB’s decision today, more working people will have the ability to negotiate with their real boss for a fair return on the work they do,” said Erin Johansson, Research Director at Jobs With Justice.

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