On August 27, 1983, Howard Jenkins, Jr., ended his tenure on the
National Labor Relations Board. He
had dedicated 20 years of his life as a member of the Board.
His record during those years illustrates that he believed that
labor rights should be equally protected for all by the NLRB.
In his letter of resignation to President Ronald Reagan, Jenkins
my four terms spanning twenty years on the Board, under appointments by
both Republican and Democratic presidents, it has been a pleasure to
have helped formulate many important principles and decisions which
have, with court approval, become a major part of our national policy.
Among these, and one in which I took the lead, is the now
well-accepted principle that race and sex discrimination are unfair
labor practices prohibited by the National Labor Relations Act.
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