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A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board
A grand design for greater gridlock at National Labor Relations Board

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks he has the solution to perceived problems at the National Labor Relations Board: Make the five-member body just as deadlocked as Congress. Alexander's recently proposed NLRB Reform Act, which has the backing of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, would expand the board from five to six members — three Democrats and three Republicans, each nominated by the president after consultation with the Senate leader from the opposite party. Board decisions would require four yes votes, which in today's hyper-partisan Washington means an evenly divided board of political appointees who would be unlikely to make any...

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