WASHINGTON— Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB.
"While today we have a fully functioning National Labor Relations Board to act on behalf of workers, this ruling invalidates countless other NLRB rulings that must now be decided again. This not only puts an additional burden on the NLRB, it creates uncertainty and additional pain for those workers who believed they had found justice. We are confident the NLRB will act swiftly on these cases.
"Let's be clear—this case was the result of Republicans' relentless obstructionism and their efforts to interfere with President Obama's ability to make our government work and ensure the NLRB functions on behalf of working people. While the Senate reached a temporary compromise on presidential appointments, this ruling could embolden a minority of senators to take action in the future to prevent the president from making the appointments needed to ensure our democracy can function fully on behalf of the American people."