Things are getting political around the National Labor Relations Board. In this second of two reports via POLITICO, NLRB employees are upset with General Counsel Peter Robb and plan to conduct protests over proposed changes to the organizational structure. Robb will be speaking at the CUE Conference in April.
NLRB employees will protest a proposal by general counsel Peter Robb to overhaul the board’s regional office structure when he arrives in New York City tonight, Bloomberg Law reports.
Employees will distribute flyers warning the changes could lead to “taking decision-making authority away from local offices and centralizing decision in Washington,” as well as more case dismissals. Local unions representing NLRB employees at the Brooklyn, Manhattan and agency headquarters in Washington, D.C., are involved with the effort.
Robb floated plans on a phone call last month to add a bureaucratic layer above the regional directors that would go into effect “regardless of budgetary considerations,” according to a letter written by the NLRB regional director committee. But he claimed the changes were devised “entirely for budgetary reasons” at a Jan. 19 meeting of the American Bar Association, just eight days later.