t has been 173 days since President Obama left office. Yet, he still has a stranglehold on a powerful federal agency, the National Labor Relations Board. Despite President Trump holding the executive office for months, Obama’s appointees to the Board, which governs private-sector labor relations, still have a 2-1 majority of the five-member board, and continue to churn out pro-union decisions.
It is past time to end the excessively pro-union majority at the NLRB. During the Obama administration, the Board overturned a whopping 4,559 years of collective precedent, nearly all of which advantages Big Labor over worker freedom. With two vacant positions at the NLRB, it is imperative that the Senate swiftly confirm new pro-worker members to the agency.
Although it has taken too long, the Senate is starting the process of doing just that today. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is holding a nominations hearing on the two nominations to the NLRB, Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel. However, there are a couple more steps that need to be taken in order to confirm the nominees. They must be voted out of the HELP Committee and then be approved by the full Senate. This is urgent business that should be carried out before the Senate takes its August recess.......To Read More.....