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Labor board chief to push union organizing rules
Labor board chief says he'll push for changes giving unions a boost in organizing members
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' The chairman of the National Labor Relations Board plans to push for new rules that would give unions a boost in organizing members despite an outcry from Republicans and business groups who say the board is going too far.

Mark Pearce tells The Associated Press the rules would expand on sweeping changes the board approved last year.

His comments come just a few weeks after President Barack Obama bypassed the Senate to appoint three new members to the labor board. The move provoked controversy, with Republicans calling the recess appointments unconstitutional.

Republicans had threatened to block confirmation votes on any board nominees, saying the NLRB was making too many union-friendly decisions. The White House justified the appointments on grounds that Republicans were trying to paralyze the board.

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