Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

From the Editor

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Dear Reader:

The last quarter of 201 1 has highlighted the ongoing tension between the National Labor Relations Board and its Congressional overseers. If recent events suggest anything, it is that the Board's days as an independent agency may be gone.The potential ramifications upon the law that the Board enforces are far less clear.

In the fell of 201 1, the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce introduced and passed legislation that would severely limit the Board's ability to remedy unfair labor practices.The House also approved legislation that would limit the extent to which the Board could reform its own election processes. That vote came the same day that the Board, in a 2-1 vote, approved minor changes to its election processes.

To say that the Board's decision was controversial, would be to understate the response to the greatest possible degree. …

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