Now, this is rather ironic: The federal agency charged with enforcing the nation’s labor law for most of the private sector has been charged with, and found guilty of, violating the federal labor law governing federal agencies.
While many of the nation’s employers lament the pro-union proclivities of those appointees controlling the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), most probably do not realize that many of the NLRB’s employees are represented by their own union–the National Labor Relations Board Union.
As a result, the agency has a duty to bargain in good faith with the NLRBU under the Federal Labor Relations Authority.
In a 40-page decision (in full below) issued earlier this month, an Administrative Law Judge has ruled that the National Labor Relations Board has breached its duty to bargain with the National Labor Relations Board Union by unilaterally terminating negotiations, failing to bargain in good faith, as well as unilaterally changing working conditions.
As a result, the NLRB is required to post notices at all NLRB office across the nation signed by NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard Griffin admitting that it violated the law.
“A nationwide posting will emphasize to employees that the agency that enforces labor laws in the private sector must itself comply with labor laws in the public sector,” the decision said.