Labor and Employee Benefits Lawyer Speaks About the National Labor Relations Board

Joyce Goldstein of Goldstein Gragel, LLC spoke with America’s Work Force Radio Podcast on July 10 about the National Labor Relations Board.

Joyce GoldsteinGoldstein first gave a history of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and how it was established with the New Deal. She explained how the NLRB was created to help workers organize and collectively bargain for improved conditions and benefits.

She said there are five members on the board at a time. Republicans currently hold a three-seat advantage. Goldstein highlighted why this can be dangerous for workers, as Republicans tend to favor employers. She then spoke about her frustrations with the Republican members of the board as they revise old decisions involving unions, undoing efforts to empower workers.

Lastly, She spoke about the NLRB abandoning the blocking charge rule, designed to prevent employers from interfering with an organizing campaign. The rule prevented employers from restricting union communication and access to property for organizers.

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