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Senate Confirms Second Trump Nominee to Labor Board

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

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s second pick to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Monday evening, shifting the balance of power from Democrats to Republicans.

The Senate voted 49-47 to confirm William Emanuel to the board charged with enforcing fair labor practices and workers’ collective bargaining rights. 

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In a statement, Trey Kovacs, labor policy expert for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said Emanuel "should prove" to be an "outstanding addition" to the board.

“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,” he said.

“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,” he said.

Read the full article at The Hill.