President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board has been blatant in its pro-union bias,through actions such as trying to keep Boeing from building an aircraft plant that could provide thousands of new jobs in South Carolina. But the NLRB has reached a new low: Now, even death is not an excuse for failing to comply with an agency edict.
Earlier this year, the NLRB demanded a response from a Dayton, Ohio, company accused by a union of engaging in unfair labor practices. The company, BLSI, LLC, had been owned by Gordon L. Wray Jr.
Wray is dead. His estate is insolvent. Its administrator informed the NLRB of that and noted the company has ceased operations.
But the NLRB plowed ahead, finding the defunct company guilty of unfair labor practices because it had not responded to the complaint. It added the company now must take certain actions to resolve the matter.
The firm's "asserted cessation of operations does not excuse it from filing an answer to a complaint," the agency concluded.
Apparently the NLRB has determined it will follow alleged miscreants to the grave - and force companies that no longer exist to comply with its orders.
We are not making this up. We wish we were. The NLRB's action is clear evidence of a federal agency that is running amok, determined to find victims - dead or alive.