Senate Confirms Trump’s Last Labor Board Nominee

InsideSources discusses the confirmation of William Emanuel to the National Labor Relations Board with Trey Kovacs.

President Donald Trump had his last federal labor board pick confirmed Monday with the Senate voting 49 to 47 in favor of his nomination.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) consists of five members that oversee labor dispute cases. Trump was tasked with filling two vacant seats upon entering office earlier this year. William Emanuel was confirmed to fill the last empty seat during the confirmation vote.

“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,” Trey Kovacs, labor policy expert at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said in a statement provided to InsideSources. “Top priorities of the NLRB should include: overturning the joint employer decision, which exposes large and small businesses to near-unlimited liability, and rescinding the union ‘ambush election’ rule that threatens worker privacy.”

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