Today, Representative Trey Gowdy (SC-04) introduced the National Labor Relations Reorganization Act. This bill seeks to eliminate the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and allow the Department of Justice Department and Department of Labor to oversee the functions and responsibilities previously delegated to the NLRB in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
“The National Labor Relations Board has become a sycophant for labor unions and has lost all pretense of objectivity. The NLRB has outlived its usefulness and needs to be dissolved. The Department of Justice oversees a wide variety of civil, criminal, and administrative issues including anti-trust, voting rights, and major mergers and acquisitions; the DOJ can surely handle disputes between employers and employees and claims of unfair labor practices and do so without the bias and partisanship endemic to the NLRB.”
Rep. Gowdy, with Reps. Scott and Wilson, has the Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act coming to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on September 15, 2011. The bill will remove the ability of the NLRB to make a company move against their consent.