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NLRB Responds to House Education and Labor Committee Subpoena

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Washington, D.C. – The Solicitor of the National Labor Relations Board responded today to a subpoena by the House Education and Labor Committee. The letter explains the Board’s deliberative interests in preventing public disclosure of internal, pre-decisional staff communications, even in response to a Congressional subpoena. The Solicitor is the chief legal advisor to the full Board.

 A copy of the Solicitor’s letter can be found here.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees and employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.