LABOR: NLRB Contracts

Ever since the Republicans gained a majority on the National Labor Relations Board, they have taken small steps to limit their jurisdictional boundaries. The board, said Commissioner Philip Ray Rogers, should not poke into labor squabbles involving hot-dog stands, service stations, apartment houses. Last week the board took another big step to cut down the number of cases it handles. It waived its jurisdiction over small retail stores, utility companies, transit systems, radio and TV stations and five other types of businesses.

By thus sawing a thick slice off its case load, the board hopes to give itself more time to...

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