Taking Stock of the Changing Labor Laws Landscape - Unions
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Taking Stock of the Changing Labor Laws Landscape

By Kim Phelan

Article Date: 11-01-2012
Copyright(C) 2012 Associated Equipment Distributors. All Rights Reserved.

An unelected federal board has imposed startling influence over U.S. employment policy – with dizzying effects.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has not only morphed in four years into something fiercely aggressive in its anti-employer posture but grew into its present rulemaking and game-changing form on the sly, you might say, through key presidential appointments made during congressional recesses. What we have today is a small, unelected, yet powerful board, unapproved by the Senate (required by law) that has condoned outrageous behavior so as to prop open the door for all possible conditions that could favorably benefit union organizing.

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