Today, National Labor Relations Board Chairman Lauren McFerran and General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo sent a letter to congressional appropriators, alerting them to the budget crisis at the NLRB. They explain that the NLRB has received the same nominal appropriation of $274.2 million since FY2014. Adjusting for inflation, the Agency has lost one-quarter of its purchasing power over the past nine years. If the NLRB is flat-funded for an additional year, the Agency will likely be forced to pursue furloughs:
“The Agency has already implemented a hiring freeze and, without additional funding, will likely be forced to pursue furloughs. … Further erosion of the Agency’s staff and resources will continue to harm case processing to the significant detriment of both employers and employees.”
Read the letter here.