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Trump Administration Warned by Congress Over Employer Liability Rule

March 14, 2019, 5:40 PM

Under President Donald Trump, the National Labor Relations Board told its employees that tight budgets will require cuts to compensation and even downsizing, an agency union said. So it came as a surprise when the union learned the board wants to pay subcontractors to do work employees traditionally perform themselves.

Congressional Democrats were surprised, too—especially when they found out what the subcontractors would be doing.

Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg

In a March 14 letter to NLRB Chairman John Ring, a management-side attorney appointed by Trump, House Democrats said they are “extremely concerned about reports” that the agency is planning to contract with a...

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