GOP Controls Labor Board

The Washington Free Beacon discusses the confirmation of William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board with Trey Kovacs.

Republicans hold majority on the nation’s top federal labor arbiter for the first time since 2007 after the Senate confirmed Trump nominee William Emanuel on Monday.

The Senate voted 49-47 to confirm Emanuel, a management-side labor attorney at Littler Mendelson and member at the conservative Federalist Society, to fill the final vacancy at the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees workplace disputes and union elections.

Trey Kovacs, a labor policy expert at the pro-free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, said that a Republican majority could undo the NLRB’s approach to micro-unions, holding parent companies and contractors liable for labor practices of franchisees and subcontractors, as well as union election practices.

“It’s essential that the NLRB start to undo the harm caused during the Obama administration, when the board put out numerous job-killing decisions and rules that weaken worker choice,” Kovacs said in a statement.

Read the full article at The Washington Free Beacon.