The Senate voted September 25 to confirm Trump nominee William Emanuel to the powerful National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). CEI labor policy expert Trey Kovacs made the following statement praising the nominee:
William Emanuel should prove an outstanding addition to the five-member National Labor Relations Board, which has been left shorthanded for too long. 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.
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.