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Dems: IG probing NLRB allegations

By TIM MAK | 12/5/11 4:51 PM EST Updated: 12/5/11 6:47 PM EST

An investigation has been opened into whether a Republican member of the National Labor Relations Board received improper enticements to resign and incapacitate the agency, according to Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

We understand that the inspector general has opened his own investigation into these matters, apparently based on information he has received, and we will await the results of that investigation, Aaron Albright, a spokesperson for the Democrats on the Education and the Workforce Committee, told POLITICO in a statement.

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the ranking member on the committee, had previously suggested Brian Hayes, the only Republican member currently serving on the NLRB, may have received private requests to resign in order to incapacitate the board and prevent it from passing new labor regulations, potentially favorable to unions and Democrats.

I am concerned that any decision to resign prematurely will be the result of objectionable motives or improper influence, wrote Miller in a statement two weeks ago.

The inspector generals office would not confirm or deny whether an investigation is ongoing because of privacy concerns but said it is aware of the allegations.

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