AGMA President Ray Menard sent a letter to Senator Schumer on August 29, 2022. The letter expresses AGMA’s strong support for funding the National Labor Relations Board. AGMA’s recent experiences with NLRB delays underscore why properly resourcing the Board is urgently needed, and it is all outlined in the letter.
AGMA relies on the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”, or, “the Board”) to administer elections for new bargaining units and to rectify violations of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or the “Act”), both by AGMA signatory companies and by non-union employers operating in the performing arts.
The National Labor Relations Act protects the rights of workers to engage in collective action at work, including to form unions; it is unlawful for an employer to interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of these rights, and the NLRA is the government organization that enforces these rights in workplaces across the country.