by Nicole Flatow
Earlier this month, a group of 34 legal and labor policy experts urged Rep. Darrell Issa not to intervene any further in an ongoing legal proceeding on whether Boeing violated federal labor law, warning that subpoenaing documents from an active case would threaten the independence of the National Labor Relations Board.
“We believe that this document request, combined with recent statements noting the desire to possibly ‘eliminate the NLRB,’ may well cross the line delineated by the courts,” they cautioned in a letter.
But Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee went forward with a sweeping subpoena anyway, requiring the NLRB to submit all documents related to the Boeing case by this Friday.
Now, several House Democrats have sent their own letter accusing Issa of overstepping his bounds to serve corporate interests, and calling on him to drop the subpoena, The Huffington Post reports.