Can we count on you?
Monday, July 1, 2013 was the annual Long Island Federation of Labor's Congressional Night. It is a chance for hundreds of Labor activists to meet with our Long Island Congressional delegation and ask them questions that are important to Labor and Working Men and Women here on Long Island. In attendance were Congressman Tim Bishop, Congressman Steve Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Charles Schumer. We have been making phone calls to Senator Schumer to press him to get the NLRB functional again by appointing 5 members. The President's recess appointments were deemed invalid but were necessary because of the dysfunctional rules of the Senate that make it virtually impossible to get labor friendly members appointed. We had the opportunity to ask Senator Schumer if he would changes the rules of the Senate and get these members appointed to the NLRB.