REPORT: Why the Federal Labor Board Should Be Dismantled

InsideSources covers Trey Kovacs’ suggested reforms for the National Labor Relations Board as part of CEI’s most recent publication Shrinking Governmnet Bureaucracy.

The federal agency that oversees collective bargaining agreements and unfair labor practice complaints should be dismantled, argues a new report out Wednesday from a free-market think tank.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency with responsibilities for enforcing national labor law. The agency has both been hailed as a guardian or worker freedom and condemned as dangerously biased. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) says it’s time to end the agency.

The CEI report highlights several reasons why the board should be dismantled. The Department of Labor and federal court system would then split the duties for which the board is currently responsible. The report argues the board is biased, flip-flops on its own case law, and is ineffective at ruling in labor dispute cases.

“The Board is composed of two Republican and two Democratic members, with a chairman from the president’s party,” the report argues. “This has caused case precedent to flip-flop depending on which party holds the White House.”

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