Attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel will be nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the two openings on the five-member National Labor Relations Board, according to the Daily Labor Report. Trump plans to nominate Kaplan and Emanuel by June, following completion of their FBI background checks.
If Kaplan and Emanuel are confirmed, the Board will have a 3-2 Republican majority. Emanuel is a labor attorney and Kaplan is counsel to the Commissioner of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. For more, see Short List of Possible Trump NLRB Candidates Reported.
Following Senate confirmation of the new Board members, expect the Board to revisit and, perhaps, reverse its Obama-era rulings on class action waivers, joint employer, temporary workers, quickie elections, expansion of protected concerted activity (e.g., its impact on workplace policies), definition of appropriate bargaining units, the status of college/university faculty and student athletes, among others.