Bloomberg Law
May 10, 2019, 9:56 AM

Trump’s Labor Board Has Unions Shelving Complaints

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender
Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Two-plus years into the Trump administration, labor unions are more often choosing to forego one of the primary tools they use to push back against companies they feel are mistreating workers or failing to bargain in good faith.

Union filings of unfair labor practice (ULP) charges to the National Labor Relations Board have fallen by nearly 11 percent since President Donald Trump took office, according to NLRB data obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request. Some unions have withdrawn unionization petitions as well as cases pending before the board, including some cases where an agency judge initially ruled in ...

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