Without a fully functioning National Labor Relations Board, the Board would not be able to enforce an employer's legal obligation to bargain with its employees' union. Nor would it be able to stop an employer from firing pro-union workers or from spying on union gatherings.
In audio of his June remarks at a secret Koch Brothers event, obtained by The Nation, McConnell vowed that the Senate will not waste time on things like increasing the minimum wage for people making only about $15,000 annually if he becomes majority leader.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is locked in a tight Senate race with Alison Grimes, whom he has tried to link to the so-called 'war on coal'. But it's McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, featured in a major McConnell TV spot, who is on the board of not one but two foundations fighting dirty coal.