Trump promised to help workers in the Rust Belt. Here’s how he can show he’s serious.

The “runaway shop,” where companies transfer work to nonunion facilities to save on labor costs, has largely been tolerated under American labor law. But the president-elect can show that he cares deeply about this issue by appointing NLRB members and a general counsel who believe labor law can effectively be used as a deterrent for such corporate decisions.

.. But there is a lot that a president can do to empower the NLRB to act on behalf of workers and protect them from their companies moving south or south of the border for a lower earning, nonunion, workforce. Trump will have to learn that if he wants to help workers, it won’t be through Twitter or sweetheart deals, but through his powers to appoint and give public direction to executive agencies.