Legislative Band-Aids Won’t Fix the NLRA


The House will vote on the Jobs Protection from Government Interference Act today. Sponsor Rep. Tim Scott and other representatives of Congress have proposed numerous bills to amend the National Labor Relations Act in response to the NLRB and Boeing lawsuit. The litany of Band-Aid bills attempting to fix bad legislation with slightly better legislation does not achieve labor reform. Congress has missed the root of the problem of labor law in the U.S.: the NLRA. True labor reform cannot happen when an unelected board with a Big Labor agenda interprets the laws governing labor relations.

In the 112th Congress, the Secret Ballot Protection ActH.R. 2118State Right to Vote Act, and Jobs Protection from Government Interference Act have been proposed. Reining in the NLRB and amending the NLRA is the sole purpose of all these proposed bills.