Trump Budget Plan Includes Cuts to NLRB and Labor Department


The NLRB would face a 6% funding cut under President Trump’s budget proposal, which was released May 23.  The change would reduce the NLRB’s budget by over $15 million in 2018.  This decrease would mean employee cuts, as well as a reduction of roughly $8 million in compensation for employees.

The proposal also provides that no NLRB funding may be used to implement electronic voting in union representation elections. 

In addition, Trump’s budget proposes cutting the Labor Department’s budget by 19.8%.  A 40% cut to job training programs is also included, reducing the current budget of $2.7 billion to $1.6 billion.