Washington Examiner Op-ed: Restoring common sense to labor law

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 6:00am
By Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President, Employment Policy Division

When it comes to policies unfavorable to employers, the last eight years were not a particularly good time for businesses, to put it mildly. Thankfully, the nascent Trump administration has already started working on reforms that will improve the situation. A key step in that direction would be to address several labor and employment policies adopted by the National Labor Relations Board, which has been a consistent source of consternation for employers seeking rationality in the law.

Instead of being the neutral arbiter that Congress intended, the Obama-era NLRB transformed itself into a highly partisan agency that seemed willing to do just about anything it could to help organized labor. To that end, the NLRB took an overly expansive view of how the National Labor Relations Act should be interpreted, which resulted in a surge of bad policy outcomes... Read more...