The Circuit Court may have upheld the NLRB’s ruling in Specialty Healthcare, but the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) didn’t let that get in the way of their report calling for the agency to be dismantled. Under the noble goal of shrinking government, the CEI released a report earlier this week calling for the functions of the agency to be scattered to other agencies of the federal government, ostensibly to improve the resolution of private sector labor disputes. The Institute report, entitled “Rethinking the National Labor Relations Board”, calls for the agency’s rulemaking authority and election duties to be transferred to the Department of Labor and its adjudicatory responsibilities shipped off to the federal courts – where they often end up anyway! Notwithstanding, the proposed changes would require detailed revisions to the National Labor Relations Act, and considering the current Congress, that is a highly unlikely scenario at best.