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NLRB’s ‘Captive Audience’ Memo Slammed by Republican Lawmakers

June 27, 2022, 5:14 PM

A National Labor Relations Board memo that declared war on “captive audience” meetings, a common anti-union tactic used by employers, came under fire from congressional Republicans.

Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Rick Allen (R-Ga.), on Monday called the guidance from the labor board’s legal arm a “flagrant disregard of applicable case law and precedent,” and an effort “to further a partisan objective.” The four Republicans are ranking members on House and Senate labor committees.

NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued the memo in April, taking a more targeted aim at the ...