In yet another attempt to “work around Congress,” last year President Obama unconstitutionally appointed three people to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency that imposes rules regarding union-organizing elections that give Big Labor a big advantage. This past January, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the President’s appointments, finding them to be unconstitutional—the President made these recess appointments when the Senate was not actually in recess.
Thankfully, there’s a bill in Congress that would stop the NLRB from implementing the rules that it has adopted since January 4, 2012, when President Obama stacked it with illegitimate, unconstitutionally appointed members. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), would freeze all of the NLRB’s activities that require a full quorum. The House of Representatives is going to vote on the bill next week—and they need to hear from you.
This is not only about stopping the partisan, pro-union stranglehold on the NLRB. It’s also about keeping the American system of check and balances in place. Congress needs to stand up to the president when he oversteps his constitutional authority. No more working around Congress and the Constitution to further his Big Labor agenda.
State Policy Manager
Americans for Prosperity