GROUNDBREAKING REPORT: OBAMA NLRB SLASHED OVER 4,500 YEARS OF LEGAL PRECEDENT
Document Lays Out Path for Trump Appointees to Protect Employees and Employers
WASHINGTON, D.C. // DECEMBER 6, 2016 // Today, the nationwide coalition of more than 600 associations, companies, and advocacy organizations released a report thoroughly examining the record of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, during which Obama appointees overturned 4,559 years of legal precedent as the Board became a full-time tool of organized labor. The report promises to be a useful resource for the incoming administration of President-elect Trump and the 115th Congress.
CDW chair Kristen Swearingen said, “The Obama NLRB quickly moved from groundbreaking to rule-breaking with unwise and sometimes unlawful efforts to turn away from established principles. In fact, as this report lays out, the Obama labor board overturned more than 4,500 years of precedent in just five years.”
Michael Lotito, coauthor of the report and Co-Chair of Littler Mendelson’s Workplace Policy Institute, stated, “Long established precedent forms the bedrock of our legal system. It is time to return to basic principles of decision making which is in the best interest of the Board, those who it serves and our judicial system in general.”
Learn more and find the report here.