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In-house counsel across the country have unexpectedly learned about or reacquainted themselves with the National Labor Relations Act over the course of President Obama’s administration. Most of these lessons have been caused by the Obama administration’s National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) very strong efforts to re-establish the relevancy of the board that has been lost in recent times through the decline of union membership in private sector workplaces. The board has not shied away from controversy during the past four years and has seen increased attention as a result.