GOVERNMENT: NLRB Draws the Line

In the first decisions under its new policy to exempt small firms from the Taft-Hartley Act (TIME, July 26), the National Labor Relations Board last week split on where the line should be drawn. Last summer, when NLRB first announced that it would narrow its jurisdiction to exclude small retailers, utility companies, etc., and concentrate on companies having an important impact on interstate commerce, there was no dissent. But when NLRB last week showed what it meant by turning down six of eight union requests for federal supervision of bargaining elections,* the decision divided...

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