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Senate Approves Nominee for National Labor Relations Board

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On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marvin Kaplan along a party-line vote to be a board member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Despite the administration change in January, the NLRB has been operating under Obama appointees because of two vacancies. AGC welcomes the addition of Kaplan to the board given his extensive labor policy background as a previous administration and congressional staff member. The addition of Kaplan moves the NLRB one step closer to changing the five-member board from majority Democrat to majority Republican.

Management attorney William Emanuel (R) has been nominated for the final board slot and is expected to be confirmed soon by the Senate. Upon his confirmation, the NLRB will operate under a majority of Republican nominees for the first time since 2009.

For more information, contact Jim Young at youngj@agc.org or (202) 547-0133.


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