Republican Philip A. Miscimarra has been appointed acting chairman of the National Labor Relations Board  by President Donald J. Trump, according to Law360.

Miscimarra replaces Mark Gaston Pearce, whose term expires on August 27, 2018. Miscimarra’s term as an NLRB member ends in December 2017.

Miscimarra said, “It is an honor to be named NLRB Acting Chairman by the President.  I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the Board, which is to foster stability and to apply the National Labor Relations Act in an even-handed manner that serves the interests of employees, employers and unions throughout the country.”

Trump is expected to nominate Republicans to fill the two current vacancies on the five-member Board, creating a 3-2 Republican majority.