Bloomberg Law
July 24, 2018, 10:01 AM

Dems, Staffers Concerned Labor Board Buyouts Could Undermine Agency

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Staffers inside the federal labor board and some Democrats on Capitol Hill are concerned that President Donald Trump’s appointees are working to slim down the agency to a level that would significantly hinder its ability to perform its mission.

The concern isn’t new. But worker advocates and National Labor Relations Board employee representatives say they suspect the labor board’s top prosecutor shifted away from earlier reorganization proposals, possibly in response to a barrage of criticism from board employees, worker advocacy groups and Democrat politicians. A new plan to offer staffers buyouts and early retirement package, however, will have the ...

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