Glenn Spencer Glenn Spencer
Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Michael Lotito
Co-Chair, Workplace Policy Institute


May 11, 2022


The op-ed below was originally published in Fox Business on May 10, 2022.

Working to achieve labor’s most ambitious goals, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and their general counsel are disregarding decades of their own precedents, not to mention federal court rulings and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act) itself.

Regulatory overreach occurs when a government agency pushes the boundaries of the law.  During the Obama administration, the National Labor Relations Board engaged in quite a bit of overreach, by one count attempting to overturn 4,559 years’ worth of precedent. The current NLRB, however, seems determined to break that record with a breathtaking regulatory rewrite of the law.

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About the authors

Glenn Spencer

Glenn Spencer

Spencer oversees the Chamber’s work on immigration, retirement security, traditional labor relations, human trafficking, wage hour and worker safety issues, EEOC matters, and state labor and employment law.

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Michael Lotito

Michael Lotito represent employers on the intersection of labor law, policy, and communications.