Earlier this week, President Biden nominated labor attorney Gwynne Wilcox to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), tapping the union-side practitioner to fill the long-vacant fifth seat on the panel. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wilcox would become the first black woman to sit on the NLRB in its 85-year history. She is currently a senior partner with the New York-based union-side firm of Levy Ratner and serves as associate general counsel for the largest local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 1199). Notwithstanding the nomination, the NLRB composition will remain republican controlled until August of this year, when member William Emmanuel’s term expires and Biden will nominate another union-side democrat to fill the slot.