Composition of NLRB Will Shift Left

The U.S. Senate last week confirmed President Joe Biden’s two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

The appointment of Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty will create a 3-2 Democratic majority on the board and is expected to shift policy outcomes.

NLRB Chair Lauren McFerran, also a Democrat, said she believed the Trump NLRB appointees took too narrow of an approach to labor law, and that the law “as it is written now should correctly be read far more broadly in a variety of ways.” 

Wilcox, a union attorney, will immediately join the board to fill a vacancy. Prouty, general counsel for a chapter of the nation’s largest union of long-term care workers, will join the board at the end of August, when William Emanuel’s term expires.

Source: Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.