It seems like just a few months ago, the National Labor Relations Board reached its full complement of five members and yet we’re currently back to only 4 appointees (2 republican & 2 democrats). It actually was only three months ago (September 25, 2017) when the US Senate confirmed the fifth and final Trump appointee to the Board, William Emanuel and gave agency its first republican majority in the last decade. Well, with the expiration of Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term just two weeks ago, the NLRB dropped to 4 members and will likely be deadlocked at 2-2 on controversial issues until the Senate confirms whomever President Trump may nominate for the vacant post. For the time being, the President has named recent appointee, Marvin Kaplan (confirmed August 2, 2017) as the acting Chairman of the NLRB.