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Trump’s NLRB Nominees Would Restore Common Sense to Workplace Relations (Read More…)

By Carl Horowitz - July 10, 2017

In recent years, as Union Corruption Update has noted, the National Labor Relations Board might as well be called the National Organized Labor Relations Promotion Board. This assessment may need some revision. Last month, President Trump nominated Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel, each an experienced labor lawyer, to fill two vacancies at the normally five-member NLRB. The board is primed to revisit such contentious issues as the appropriate time frame of a union election campaign and the applicability of micro-unit bargaining. If approved, the nominees are likely to shift the NLRB toward its official role of impartial arbiter and away from its current unofficial role of union partisan. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who will chair the hearings, has vowed to move quickly.

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