It can’t be understated how dire the situation has become. Member Hayes has even threatened to resign his seat over the impending rule change next week, as a last grasp effort to stall the board by means of not having a quorum and essentially shutting it down until new members are appointed. (Those who are fed up have started their own petition to rein in the rogue agency.)
While President Obama continues to tour the country to give speeches about how he is the only serious person in Washington about doing everything possible on jobs, the NLRB has clearly not gotten that memo. Chairman Kline’s proposed legislation would be an important step in reigning in the out of control board, it would really give us something to be thankful about if the President would also fully act on his jobs pledge.