NLRB Decisions Diminishing Workers’ Rights

By Trey Kovacs/

Under the What We Do heading on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) website, the board states: “The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative.”

This mission statement by the NLRB explains the board’s recent court decisions and rulemakings. The unadulterated bias toward Big Labor by the NLRB is a far cry from the intentions of the National Labor Relations Act (which created the NLRB). The NLRA intended to protect employees and employers rights, not enforce widespread unionization.

The regulatory avalanche from the NLRB during the Obama administration demonstrates the board’s dedication to union cronyism. Public perception of the board is so negative that Rep. Trey Gowdy has gone as far to ask, “Why do you need an NLRB?” and to demand a transfer of the Boards responsibilities to the Department of Justice.