Q&A: NLRB, a tiny government agency, plays outsize role in Senate fight over Obama's nominees

  • by: SAM HANANEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 17, 2013 - 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON — For such a tiny government agency, the National Labor Relations Board played an outsize role in the heated Senate filibuster fight over Obama administration nominations. But the board has long been at the center of a decadeslong clash between labor unions looking to organize new members and business groups seeking to limit the role of unions in the workplace. Here are answers to frequently asked questions about the agency:

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