from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. National Labor Relations Board
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- National Labor Relations Board
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- n. an independent agency of the United States government charged with mediating disputes between management and labor unions
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* Marc Bousquet says the appointment of Wilma Liebman as chair of the NLRB is a good sign for advocates of grad student unionization.
As the NLRB is an administrative body made up of political appointees, its decisions sometimes fluctuate according to the political composition of the board.
When this practical implication is combined with what the Supreme Court actually said in NLRB, Lopez, Morrison & Raich, I think the argument that a personal mandate is unconstitutional (in the second sense) is highly plausible, and the breezy assertion by some professors and pundits that the mandate is constitutional under existing doctrine is not supported by a close reading of these opinions – or so I claimed in my Heritage paper last December.
Unionized employees have enjoyed the right to have another employee present during an investigatory interview since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in NLRB v. Weingarten in 1975.
As for Mr. Obama, he's said he favors the free movement of capital but that the NLRB is an independent agency and so he won't take a position.
The NLRB, which is dominated by Mr. Obama's appointees, has sued to stop Boeing from building some of its 787 Dreamliners in South Carolina because it is a right-to-work state that doesn't force union membership on workers.
An example of the problems with the NLRB is the large backlog of cases, such as this one case that started in 2003.
When Boeing Co. was battling the National Labor Relations Board over a plan to open a nonunion plant in South Carolina, President Barack Obama distanced himself from the dispute, saying the NLRB was an independent agency.
The union denied the allegations in the league's charge to the NLRB, which is being investigated.
Among the issues pending at the NLRB are an overhaul of the rules governing union-organizing elections and the agency's challenge to a decision by Boeing Co. to locate a jetliner-assembly operation in a nonunion factory in South Carolina.
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