Balancing Act Staff
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 11:49 AM
Senate Republicans are attempting to rein in a top federal labor regulator that they claim is serving partisans rather than the public. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) introduced a proposal on Tuesday that would add a sixth member to the National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor arbiter that oversees union elections and workforce disputes. Alexander told reporters on a conference call that his legislation would create labor policy that reflects consensus rather than the political wishes of the executive branch.