'Depoliticizing' the National Labor Relations Board: Administrative Steps
10 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2015 Last revised: 14 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 6, 2015
Complaints about the political forces arrayed against the basic labor laws and about the increasing "politicization" of the National Labor Relations Board are hardy perennials. The charge remains a constant, only those who level it differ depending on which party is in the White House. On the assumption that legislative change is not in the offing, what can the Labor Board on its own do to improve its reputation in Congress and in the courts and, at the same, enhance its effectiveness as the essential government agency to protect workers in dealings with their employers?
Keywords: labor law, politics, administrative law, rulemaking, rule of 4, arbitration
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