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Reuters, May 1, 2013, Wednesday


May 1, 2013, Wednesday

Reuters (full article)

NLRB is casualty of larger political battle

A former chairwoman of the National Labor Relations Board says the agency is a casualty of a larger political battle in the United States that has been brewing since the New Deal.

Wilma Liebman, who chaired the NLRB from 2009 to 2011, said the board has been hit by an "accumulation of difficulties" over the past few years that has raised questions about its long-term viability.

Liebman was speaking at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations on Monday evening in a lecture called "Over the Cliff? What's Next for American Labor Law." Video of the speech was posted on Cornell's website.