It was only a matter of time before Big Labor started to get from the Labor Board what it has been after all along. Failing to achieve compulsory unionism through enactment of the Employee Free Choice Act, unions appear to be relying on the NLRB appointees they supported to achieve the same goals administratively.

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed both Mark Gaston Pearce and Brian Hayes to serve as members of the National Labor Relations Board.  This brings the membership at the Board from four to five for the first time since 2007.   

Mr. Pearce has already been serving as a member of the NLRB since April

The Chairman’s statement could signal slower change than forecast – but don’t bank on it

For the first time in more than two years, the Board has clear quorum.  The question now turns to how the agency will exercise its authority. This is an issue of no small concern.  For an agency that is supposed