Bloomberg Law
Aug. 6, 2020, 6:28 PMUpdated: Aug. 6, 2020, 9:52 PM

Democratic Lawmakers Decry NLRB’s Reorganization Plan (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

The National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer plans to reorganize case handling in seven Western regional offices later this month, a move that would take authority away from more experienced leadership, according to senior Democratic lawmakers who are among those who oversee the agency.

The reorganization will “undermine the NLRB’s ability to fairly and effectively protect workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act,” the lawmakers said in a statement announcing letters of protest sent Thursday to NLRB Chairman John Ring and General Counsel Peter Robb.

The plan, which the agency frames as a resource-sharing measure, calls for the ...

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