Congress May Cripple NLRB Post-Liebman, Becker

Law360, New York (August 26, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The recent departure of National Labor Relations Board chairman Wilma Liebman and the expiration of Craig Becker's term at the end of 2011 could be seen as a golden opportunity for critics in Congress to leave the labor agency without the quorum it needs to issue decisions or promulgate rules, labor experts say, but this would not be the win for business some lawmakers imagine.

The NLRB shrunk to three members when Chairman Liebman's term expired Saturday, and the expiration of Becker's recess appointment will leave...
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