National (Anti-)Labor Relations Board

Brian Cook

Via the always interesting Brad Plumer, Greg Tarpinian examines some of the 61 (mostly horrific) decisions handed down in the last fiscal month by the Bush NLRB. Some of the lowlights include making it harder for workers to organize through card check, making it hard for illegaly fired workers to collect back pay and making it easier to intimidate and fire union supporters. The goal, according to Greg, is to leave "the law completely eviscerated before Bush leaves office to make it even more difficult for a new President and Congress to address the problems of the denial of worker rights in America." As David Moberg notes in the most recent issue, that has bad consequences for all of us.

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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