President Obama’s Pro-Union Board: The NLRB’s Metamorphosis from Independent Regulator to Dysfunctional Union Advocate

December 13, 2012

Today, Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa released a staff report, “President Obama’s Pro-Union Board: The NLRB’s Metamorphosis from Independent Regulator to Dysfunctional Union Advocate.” The report details how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appears to have shifted from an equitable treatment of job creators and labor unions under previous Administrations to a politicized pro-union bias under the Obama Administration.

The report documents systemic pro-union bias with previously unreleased internal NLRB communication regarding the Boeing complaint.  Furthermore, the report provides new evidence of violations of ex parte communication rules and the “separation principle” designed to prevent NLRB Board members, who act as judges when deciding cases, from communicating outside the public record with the NLRB General Counsel, who acts as the prosecution.