Although democrat appointees have been in the majority on the National Labor relations Board (NLRB) for the past 14+ months, their hold on the regulatory agency will tighten in two weeks when the term of republican-appointed member John Ring expires. The expiration of his term will leave Board member Marvin Kaplan, whose term runs through August of 2025, as the sole republican-appointed member of the Board. The structure of the NLRB is such that a President needn’t fill vacancies as they occur, giving the party of the incumbent control over the agency – and its decisions – until a new President takes office. Historically, Presidents have let vacancies on the Board that is charged with enforcing the National Labor Relations Act linger for lengthy periods of time. A management-side attorney before being appointed to the Board by President Trump in 2018, Ring served as Chairman until January 2021 when President Biden took office. His term officially ends December 16, 2022.