National Labor Relations Board
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency that Congress created in 1935 to regulated under the National Labor Relations Act. The Act is the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.
The NLRB's functions are to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices, whether committed by labor organizations or employers and to establish whether or not certain groups of employees desire labor organization representation for collective-bargaining purposes, and if so, which union.
There are currently 3 vacancies on the board that has a 5 person capacity. It acts as a quasi-judicial body in deciding cases on the basis of formal records in administrative proceedings. The President appoints them to 5-year terms, with the Senate's consent.
Lui Cheng 2007 American tour
The American Center for International Labor Solidarity and the National Labor College recently hosted Professor Liu Cheng for Shanghai Normal University to discuss the evolution of the new draft contract labor law in China. Cheng’s visit to the NLC on March 27th was the culmination of a multi-state tour meeting with union leaders and members of Congress.
For the report by Global Labor Strategies analyzing the impact of transnational corporations on the first draft of the Contract Law go to: UNDUE INFLUENCE: Corporation Gain Ground in Battle Over Chinas New Labor Law
Liu Cheng's tour included nearly 45 events over 17 days, in the Bay Area, Boston, Amherst, New York and Washington DC. A partial list of the many sponsoring organizations, and their key contact, includes:
National Labor Relations Board, Washington DC - John Higgins.