Ring Finally Confirmed for NLRB

It has been in the works for a while now (Ring was first nominated back in January to fill the seat vacated by Phil Miscimarra), but the National Labor Relations Board is finally back to full strength with the confirmation of attorney John Ring. On a party line vote of 50-48, the Senate approved Ring…

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HELP Delays Ring Vote, Then Approves

It was starting to feel like the confirmation that wasn’t, but at long last, the US Senate Committee on Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) has finally approved the nomination of NLRB member nominee John Ring and sent it to the full Senate. Over the past week, the announced vote on President Trump’s latest NLRB…

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Hitting (or Missing) A Moving Target

Well, we tried and missed again on projecting a formal vote on the nomination of attorney John Ring to the final vacancy on the National Labor Relations Board. As we told you last week, the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee (HELP) held its confirmation hearing on the nomination last week and scheduled its…

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HELP Hearing on Ring Nomination

Scheduled to occur weeks ago, the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee (HELP) finally held its confirmation hearing on Trump NLRB-nominee attorney John Ring. Ring was nominated to fill the final vacant seat on the five-member Board by President Trump back in January and was scheduled for a confirmation hearing last month. That hearing…

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Committee Postpones Ring Confirmation

Although it was scheduled to take place Wednesday, the Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee (HELP) confirmation hearing for NLRB nominee John Ring was postponed until March 1 at the request of Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.). Murray apparently requested the delay because of democratic concerns about alleged conflicts of interest with another National…

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DOL Roller Coaster Ride

It has been quite the lengthy roller coaster ride for 4 executive nominees within the Department of Labor (DOL), a ride that began back last summer and hasn’t ended yet. Just before they were set to vote, the Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions Committee (HELP) postponed votes on four DOL nominations – Patrick Pizzella,…

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Senate Confirms 3 To DOL

While DOL considers comments submitted about a potential change in the tip pooling rule, the department welcomed three new executive level employees to their shop as the full Senate gave formal confirmation to three Trump appointees to the DOL.  Last week, the Senate confirmed the nominations of Kate S. O’Scannlain, from Maryland, to be Solicitor…

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And, Over At Labor . . .

It may not be of immediate import to the majority of our subscribers, but nominees put forth by President Trump are steadily moving forward in the US Senate toward final confirmation. This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) approved the nominations of 4 individuals for positions in DOL and sent…

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Griffin Out, Robb Confirmed

Speaking of the NLRB and their egregious decision on joint-employer, the architect of that ruling, General Counsel Richard Griffin, was working under a fixed term contract which expired on November 1 and he is no longer with the NLRB. Effective the first of this month, Griffin was out as General Counsel and the acting general…

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Trump Picks FedEx Exec for OSHA

Continuing full speed ahead to fill a host of important positions in his administration, President Trump last week nominated FedEx Executive Scott Mugno to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at the Department of Labor. Mugno, who previously headed up corporate safety health and fire prevention for FedEx Express and is currently vice…

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