Much Year-End Action at NLRB

Despite approval of 2 articles of impeachment against the President this week in the US House, the more impactful news these weeks may be coming out of the National Labor Relations Board. Nothing will change when the impeachment articles are rejected by the Senate, but the NLRB has made some big changes that will reverberate…

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Senate Stalemate Freezes Confirmations

As the clock on the 115th Congress winds down, it’s looking more likely that senators will not confirm a number of nominees before the current congressional session ends and the new 116th Congress takes office. In the normal course of events, such delays don’t have an overly significant impact on operations, but this situation might…

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Despite Business View, Trump Reappoints Pearce

As we’ve advised you over the past few weeks, the broader business community was pushing hard for President Trump to replace National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Mark Gaston Pearce when his term expired on Monday of this week. Unfortunately, the President rejected that recommendation and re-appointed Pearce on Tuesday, just one day after his…

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After Confirmation, Ring Promoted to Chairman

As we advised last week, attorney John Ring was confirmed by the US Senate last Thursday for the final slot on the National Labor Relations Board. What wasn’t evident at the time was that President Trump would be immediately promoting Ring to the chairmanship of the agency. He announced that move last Thursday evening, replacing…

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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 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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And Then There Were Four, Again

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…

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