- The National Labor Relations Board's recent actions on labor organizing in higher education have fallen under the scrutiny of the U.S. House of Representatives, which plans to have its Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training join the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions for a hearing on the labor board Wednesday.
- In line with Republican complaints about recent decisions made by the board's Democratic majority, the hearing's title, "Expanding the Power of Big Labor: The NLRB's Growing Intrusion Into Higher Education," suggest the hearing will take on an adversarial tone.
- The NLRB is reconsidering a 2004 decision precluding the unionization of graduate assistants, as well as standards for determining which faculty members at private colleges are classified as employees able to unionize.
From the article:
The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives is scrutinizing the National Labor Relations Board for its recent actions on labor organizing in higher education. The House's Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training plans to join the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, which oversees the NLRB, in holding a hearing on the labor board on Wednesday. ...