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House Republicans Seek to Cut NLRB’s Budget

By Edwin S. Hopson

On November 1, 2011, Politico.com in an article by Seung Min Kim reported that a draft budget prepared by House Republicans “zeroes in on the National Labor Relations Board, which would see its funding cut by 17 percent, as well as several restrictions related to union elections and organizing activities.” The article noted that the “NLRB has been a prominent Republican foe, particularly due to its decision to block Boeing from moving a plant from Washington state to South Carolina.”  Democrats are criticizing the tactic and vowing to block such actions, according to Politico.com.  To read more, go to www.politico.com.