Analysis

Obama's NLRB Legacy To Face Some Trump Reversals

By Braden Campbell (January 18, 2017, 12:30 PM EST) -- Barack Obama will leave the highest office in the land at the end of this week after assembling a National Labor Relations Board whose take on labor relations was polarizing even by its own relatively partisan standards.

Because a two-term president will have the opportunity to nominate members of his choosing for each of the board's five seats, NLRB actions tend to more closely align with the politics of the party in the White House than do the actions of most other federal agencies.

To management-side attorneys, the Obama NLRB was an adversary that at best proved unpredictable and at worst...

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