024035 epd nlrb report


October 26, 2020


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report chronicling the efforts of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) three year effort to restore some much needed balance in American labor law. The report, A Journey of a Thousand Steps: The NLRB’s Effort to Restore Common Sense in Labor Law, follows a 2017 U.S. Chamber report highlighting 10 particularly egregious policy shifts at the Board during the Obama administration that “stretched the boundaries of common sense and existing jurisprudence.”

From permitting small groups of employees in a larger workplace to unionize to curtailing employers’ private property rights, the NLRB during that time undermined numerous well-understood legal doctrines in a zealous effort to facilitate union organizing efforts. Today’s report highlights several cases and regulatory actions at the NLRB that have sought to return the agency to its traditional role of behaving more like an impartial referee than one side’s quarterback.