Do you see the problem? If not, here's what it boils down to:
"A lot of Republicans would assume the board goes dark in August," said one congressional staffer, who asked not to be named in order to speak freely."Hope" is probably as accurate a word there as "assume." This is, after all, the board dedicated to enforcing workers' right to organize both in unions and through non-union concerted activity. Republicans don't like that so much. Cases where workers' rights have been violated (often meaning they've been illegally fired) drag on for years, and the uncertainty at the NLRB is making things worse. Republicans do like that.
Union leaders, including Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, are calling on the Senate to keep the NLRB working:
"It's up to the Senate to do the right thing, to act quickly and confirm the president's full slate for the NLRB," Trumka said. "The less the board works, the more America's economy falls out of whack, as we see today with record inequality and a shrinking middle class."Under the filibuster reform