A critical National Labor Relations Board nomination was approved by the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on October 18, 2017, according to Bloomberg BNA. Management-side labor attorney Peter Robb’s nomination to be the Board’s next General Counsel has been long-anticipated by those interested in seeing changes in the agency’s doctrinal jurisprudence. The
Breaking News: NLRB Chairman Miscimarra Declines Second Term
Reportedly citing personal reasons, National Labor Relations Board Chairman Philip Miscimarra has declined consideration for a second term on the Board. Miscimarra’s term expires on December 16, 2017, and the Board is facing a slashed budget.
Miscimarra, seen as pro-business, has become known for his numerous strong dissents in opposition to labor-friendly decisions by…
DOL Chief Nominee Acosta’s Hearing Scheduled for March22
The hearing on Alexander Acosta’s nomination to become Secretary of Labor has been scheduled for March 22. The hearing, in front of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, originally was to take place on March 15.
For more on the nominee’s background, click here.
DOL Nominee Puzder’s Hearing Rescheduled
The confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder, President-elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has been postponed from January 12 to the week of January 16, according to a report in Politico. The hearing will take place before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The Committee is chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander
Senate Labor Committee Recommends Senate Confirmation of Democrat McFerran to the NLRB
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has voted to recommend Senate confirmation of Democrat Lauren McFerran, President Barack Obama’s recent nominee to the National Labor Relations Board. During the December 2 vote, McFerran’s nomination was supported by the 12 Democrats on the Committee and opposed by all 10 Republicans. According to Senate…
President Obama Withdraws NLRB Nominee
President Barack Obama reportedly has withdrawn former-National Labor Relations Board member Sharon Block’s nomination to the NLRB to replace Nancy Schiffer, whose term expires on December 16, 2014. Obama instead will nominate Lauren McFerran, chief labor counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Block’s renomination earlier this year has met with significant…
NLRB Actions to be Reviewed by Congressional Committee
The House Education and the Workforce committee is holding a hearing on February 11, 2011, to review the actions of the National Labor Relations Board. We expect they will talk about recent NLRB decisions and rulemaking efforts and the general direction of the Board.
In 2010, the Board’s budget was $287 million, up $20 million…
Senators are Candid at Jackson Lewis Conference
Senators Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin, members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, spoke at the 20th Jackson Lewis Corporate Counsel Conference in Washington, D.C. on May 13. Senator Harkin said at an IAM conference held a few days before that EFCA was his top priority. We asked Senator Hatch during our…
As expected, the Senate HELP Committee has approved the nomination of Craig Becker to the NLRB on a party line vote. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s release below provides additional details.
TO: Members of the U.S. Chamber’s Labor Relations Committee and other interested members of the business community
As scheduled the Committee on Health, Education, …
Senate HELP Committee Begins Hearings on Becker Nomination
Senator Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) opening remarks on the first day of Senate HELP Committee hearings on the nomination of Craig Becker to the NLRB, available here, contained a salvo of questions probing the nominee’s controversial positions on key labor relations law issues, such as his view that employers should have no right express…