House of Representatives Moves to Limit Power of National Labor Relations Board

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2857 to limit the power of the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance.

The bill amends the National Labor Relations Act to deny the NLRB any power to: (1) order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment; (2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations; or (3) require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location.