Whither the National Labor Relations Board?
Go to the NLRB’s website and you’ll find only two faces and two names:
• Wilma B, Liebman, Chairman, and
• Peter Carey Schaumber, now in his second term.
The page also lists three vacancies. Why? “The National Labor Relations Board
has operated with only two members for more than two years because Democrats refused
to confirm President George W. Bush’s nominees because of complaints that they were
pro-business. Republicans now are blocking President Obama’s nominees, complaining
that some favor union interests.” [Jesse J. Holland, “Supreme Court looks at labor board,”
Boston Globe, March 24, 2010.] The stalemate has created a potential crisis of major
Castagnera, James Ottavio
"What Lies Ahead for Organized Labor in The Private Sector (Including Private Higher Education)?,"
Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Academy: Vol. 0
, Article 2.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/jcba/vol0/iss5/2