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Former NLRB Acting General Counsel’s Service Invalid

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Former NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon was not permitted to serve in that capacity once former President Obama nominated him for the position of General Counsel of the NLRB.  So held the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in a 6-2 decision.  The decision is just the most recent in a line of cases on the NLRB’s… Continue Reading

Judge Gorsuch and the NLRB Part 1: An Initial Overview

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Earlier this week, as I’m sure everyone has now heard, President Trump announced his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court. For those of you who missed it, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Curious about his decisions in cases involving the NLRB, I set… Continue Reading

My Obligatory SCOTUS Nominee Blog Post….

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So, by now, I’m sure everyone has heard that President Obama announced his pick for the U.S. Supreme Court last week.  In case you missed that, he selected Chief Judge Merrick Garland, from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  As a result, many have been writing about how Judge Garland has ruled in any given… Continue Reading

President Obama Withdraws Nomination of Sharon Block

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In an interesting move Wednesday, President Obama notified the U.S. Senate that he was withdrawing the nomination of Sharon Block to the NLRB.  In her place, the President nominated Lauren McGarity McFerran. Ms. Block’s nomination cleared the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on an essentially party-line vote earlier this year.  The nomination of… Continue Reading

Senate Confirms Richard Griffin as NLRB General Counsel

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Earlier today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr. as General Counsel of the NLRB.  The General Counsel is responsible for the enforcement of the NLRA and supervises the regional offices of the NLRB in the investigation of unfair labor practice complaints and the conduct of union representation elections.  Mr.… Continue Reading

Senate Compromises; New Picks Anticipated for NLRB Positions

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The Senate has avoided a "nuclear" confrontation over several pending appointments, including the appointments of all five members of the NLRB.  As readers of this blog know, President Obama’s appointments to the NLRB generated significant controversy because they included two individuals, Members Griffin and Block, whose recess appointments in 2012 have been held to be… Continue Reading

President Obama Announces NLRB Nominations

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President Obama announced his intention today to nominate three individuals to the NLRB. The President’s action comes at a time when the authority of the NLRB to act in cases and rulemaking activities is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and when only one of the sitting NLRB members has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The… Continue Reading

President Obama Renominates Griffin and Block to NLRB

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Less than three weeks after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia declared their recess appointments invalid, President Obama has again nominated Richard Griffin (D) and Sharon Block (D) to serve on the NLRB.  In the names he sent to the Senate last week, however, President Obama did not include any Republicans for two… Continue Reading

New NLRB Nominations: President Obama Nominates Two New Candidates for Labor Board Vacancies

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Earlier this week, President Obama nominated two Democrats, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, to serve as members of the NLRB.  Ms. Block currently works at the U.S. Department of Labor, an agency which has attracted attention over its controversial proposal to modify the rules governing "persuaders" in labor organizing campaigns.  Mr. Griffin serves as General Counsel for… Continue Reading

President Obama Announces NLRB Nominations

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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… Continue Reading