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by News on November 15, 2011

in Federal Legislation, Pro Worker Legislation

By Brett Neely/Minnesota Public Radio

The US House of Representatives will soon take up legislation that would roll back new rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board.

It’s the latest in a series of bills that bears the stamp of Minnesota Republican John Kline, who chairs the House committee in charge of those bills.

Before politics, most of John Kline’s career was spent as an officer in the Marine Corps. These days, he’s the field commander for the House Republicans’ campaign to weaken the National Labor Relations Board.

The board is tasked with overseeing private employer-employee relations.

Republican administrations have actively worked to weaken unions’ clout in the workplace, while Democratic administrations have tried to strengthen unions’ ability to recruit new members.


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