The NLRB may soon find itself without the necessary quorum to do business, and under the Obama administration, the NLRB’s business is to impose costly and oppressive labor rules on struggling businesses. Alarmed by the possibility that the NLRB may soon be neutered, the NLRB’s Democrats have hatched a plan whereby they would delegate their power to their general counsel Lafe Solomon.
ASIDE: This is the same Lafe Solomon who announced the NLRB’s appalling order barring Boeing from building a plant in South Carolina, and then made light of killing jobs in South Carolina and damaging the US economy.
Can they get away with this? Can the NLRB’s statutory requirement for a quorum be so easily side-stepped by having someone other than the board take actions on its behalf? I suppose the courts will decide.