Republicans are teeing up new legislation to hit the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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The board has regularly found itself at odds with Republicans during the Obama administration.
Under the new legislation, the NLRB would be turned into a six-member bipartisan agency that could make it more difficult to act. Furthermore, the agency’s top lawyer would have less authority.
The NLRB could also face funding cuts.
The legislation will be formally introduced on Monday.
The bill is only the latest salvo in the GOP’s battle against the Obama administration’s labor policy.
Republicans have often complained that the NLRB is more of a “partisan advocate” on the side of labor groups and less of a neutral “umpire” on controversial issues.
“Unfortunately, the president’s ‘Big Labor bully’ has constantly abused its authority by over regulating,” Wilson said.
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