H.R. 1120: Shut Down the National Labor Relations Board Act

H.R. 1120: “Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act” passed the House on Friday, April 12, 2013 but will not become law. The bill shuts down the National Labor Relatioons Board, which is responsible for investigating private sector employee claims of abuse by their employers and runs union elections.

*Get all the details on H.R. 1120 in podcast episode CD022: Crippling the Regulators.

Section 2. Activities by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Prohibited

  • The board must have three members (a quorum) present in order to do any work.
  • The board must stop all work and not enforce decisions made after January 4, 2012.

Section 3. Termination

The NLRB can get back to work if one of the following three things happens:

  1. All members of the board are confirmed by the Senate.
  2. The Supreme Court rules that President Obama’s recess appointments from January 2012 were constitutional.
  3. The first session of the 113th Congress is adjourned.