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Trump Appointee ‘Conflict’ Throws Key Labor Ruling Into Doubt

Feb. 20, 2018, 7:43 PM

A top National Labor Relations Board appointee of U.S. President Donald Trump should have recused himself instead of joining a Republican majority that limited which companies are subject to employee workplace claims, the agency’s inspector general said.

In a memo obtained by Bloomberg News, NLRB Inspector General David Berry flagged what he called “a serious and flagrant problem and/or deficiency” in the handling of conflict-of-interest issues by the agency. Berry’s memo concerned a December ruling in which the NLRB reversed an earlier board decision by a Democratic majority making it easier for employees to pursue federal complaints against parent companies...

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