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January 02, 2005

Summary of Bad NLRB Actions

Steven Greenhouse at the NY Times summarizes recent anti-union decisions by the National Labor Relations Board.

Like a lot of Bush policies, the goal is less to wipe labor out in one foul swoop than to kill unions bit-by-bit:

"Taken one by one, I do not think these are the kinds of decisions that make one sit back and say, 'This is outrageous,' " said Theodore St. Antoine, an emeritus professor of labor law and former dean of the University of Michigan Law School. "At the same time, I have to concede that once more we're in the nibbling process. While none of them consist of a great big bite, the cumulative effect is to decrease the capability of unions to organize."

Posted by Nathan at January 2, 2005 10:53 AM