WASHINGTON, July 27, 2021 – Robert Martinez Jr., International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), issued the following statement applauding the U.S. Senate confirmation of Jennifer Abruzzo as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel:
“On behalf of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, we applaud the U.S. Senate confirmation of General Counsel Abruzzo. Jennifer Abruzzo’s NLRB experience will allow the agency to be a fair venue for enforcing laws governing the right to join a union. Ms. Abruzzo has spent her career protecting the rights of workers under the National Labor Relations Act. The IAM looks forward to witnessing the shift that will come with the confirmation of Ms. Abruzzo and other members of NLRB.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airline, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.