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Politics: The National Labor Relations Board isn't Afghanistan. But it's still worth the focused attention of both the White House and the public.
As the federal arbitrator between management and organized labor and the enforcer of the pro-union National Labor Relations Act, the NLRB possesses broad powers. Its makeup has real-world impact on workers' lives, labor markets, even the economy. If it leans too far toward unions -- as is its habit -- then union bosses are free to furtively loot their members' paychecks, and meeting payroll obligations can become an unhealthy strain for unionized companies. The effects of both roll throughout the economy.
Three of …