"Investors and companies have received benefits," Trumka said, "while workers have not, this has to change."
In a 3-1 decision, the board said the sexual harassment complaint, even if it just involves the complaining worker, is "protected and concerted activity" the NLRB covers.
The NWLC released a report featuring new information that underscores the urgent need to strengthen workplace protections from sexual harassment.
A coalition of congressional Democrats introduced legislation to hold employers responsible for their lower-level supervisors' sexual harassment of workers.
Over objections of Bureau of Prisons, the federal Justice Department agreed that female federal prison corrections officers, employed at the Coleman complex, suffered sexual harassment as a class.