Post-Trump Reset of NLRB Under Biden Depends on Spending Bump

May 5, 2021, 4:13 PM

The National Labor Relations Board has been beset by staffing shortages and flatlined funding in recent years, presenting a challenge for the Biden administration in its push to strengthen an agency charged with administering union elections and prosecuting violators of union rights.

Even as unions desperately try to convince senators to support a House-approved bill that would deliver the most profound expansion of labor rights in more than eight decades, there’s a realization among worker advocates that legislative changes might not matter as much unless Congress injects more cash into the NLRB to fill its depleted ranks.

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