Richard Cordray, the first-ever director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that's on the side of consumers when it comes to predatory lending and other bad practices by the big banks and other financial institutions, will join CWA President Larry Cohen on CWA's next Town Hall Call, Thursday, Dec. 19.
Cordray's nomination, like too many other executive nominations made by President Obama, had been blocked by the Republican minority, which tried to block creation of the consumer agency, but failed. Their next step was to try and stop Cordray's confirmation.
Cordray broke through the logjam last summer, when CWA and allies led a fight for confirmation of a fully-functioning, five-member NLRB, Cordray as CFPB director, Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator, and other nominations.
Register at http://cwa-union.org/cwacall.
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