The NLRB has functioned with only four members and without a General Counsel for a number of months. Yesterday, President Obama announced his nominations for those key remaining vacanices at the NLRB.
For General Counsel, the President nominated Lafe Solomon. Readers of this blog know Mr. Solomon as the NLRB’s current Acting General Counsel, and the author of memoranda detailing new, and not very employer friendly, enforcement procedures. Mr. Solomon joined the NLRB in the 1970’s.
For the remaining vacancy among the members of the NLRB, the President nominated Terence F. Flynn. Mr. Flynn is presently the Chief Counsel for Member Hayes (R) and previously served as Chief Counsel for Member Schaumber (R). Before joining the NLRB, Mr. Flynn was a labor and employment lawyer in private practice.
The NLRB’s press release with additional information about the appointments is available here.