NLRB majority shifts with confirmation of William Emanuel

On September 25, 2017, the Senate confirmed on a 49-47 vote the nomination of William Emmanuel to the National Labor Relations Board, creating a Republican-majority Board for the first time since 2007. The current Board-constituency will be short-lived as Chair Miscimarra has announced he will retire when his term expires December 16, 2017. He recently announced a desire to see the Board, before then, begin reversing multiple Obama-era rulings and initiatives. Expect to see an action-packed two and a half months at the NLRB.

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