On December 8, the Senate confirmed Lauren McFerran (D) as a member of the National Labor Relations Board by a vote of 54-40, along party lines. Ms. McFerran will replace Democrat Nancy Schiffer, whose appointment is set to expire December 16, 2014. Employers should expect that her views will be similar to Member Schiffer’s pro-labor
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President Barack Obama reportedly has withdrawn former-National Labor Relations Board member Sharon Block’s nomination to the NLRB to replace Nancy Schiffer, whose term expires on December 16, 2014.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…
What the November Election May Mean to the “Quickie” Election Rule
The National Labor Relations Board may be poised to issue its revised “quickie” election case rules before NLRB Member Nancy Schiffer’s term expires on December 16, 2014 (see Expect NLRB Whirlwind before Schiffer Leaves).
But the revised election rules could be short-lived. After the Republicans have gained a majority the Senate in…