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AFSCME’s Saunders: Nicole Berner will ‘bring much-needed experience’ to the Fourth Circuit

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement after the White House nominated Nicole Berner, general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit:

“We need more labor lawyers on the federal bench, and there are few labor lawyers more effective than Nicole Berner. As general counsel for SEIU, Berner has gone to bat for working people to ensure they had a voice in the legal system to stand up for their rights. Thanks to her relentless efforts, millions of people have dignity on the job and safer, more equitable workplaces. We are confident that Berner will take her experience in the labor movement with her to the Fourth Circuit, where she will add much-needed diversity of experience to the bench. We applaud President Biden for nominating her, and we call on the Senate to confirm her without delay.”

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