The New NLRB (So Far)

What's changing as the National Labor Relations Board under Trump undoes its Obama-era policy?

The Trump administration’s push to roll back regulations on the corporate world has spanned across various agencies. But in the labor and employment realm, the regulatory shift is perhaps most distinctly felt from the National Labor Relations Board.

The NLRB is the federal government agency that enforces the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which protects private-sector workers against “unfair labor practices” and guarantees their right to collectively bargain with their employers. The agency has also historically protected what it interprets as “concerted activity” among workers under the NLRA. What exactly constitutes concerted activity is one of many questions that the NLRB has answered differently depending on which political party holds the majority on its board.

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