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Senate Confirms Newest NLRB Member: One Step Closer to Republican Control of the Board

On August 2, 2017, the Senate confirmed Marvin Kaplan as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Kaplan, whose confirmation was on a strict party-line vote of 50 to 48, will join fellow Republican and Chair, Philip A. Miscimarra, as well as Democrats Mark Gaston Pearce and Lauren M. McFerran. A vote on President Trump’s other NLRB nominee, William Emanuel, has yet to be scheduled. With Kaplan in place, Emanuel’s confirmation would eventually give the NLRB its first Republican majority in roughly a decade. What would Republican control of the NLRB look like? Check out our analysis in our recent article, “President Nominates Two to the NLRB: Will Newcomers Bring Much-Needed Change to the Agency?

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Senior Government Relations Counsel

James J. Plunkett works as a Senior Government Relations Counsel in the Governmental Affairs practice of Ogletree Deakins. 

  • J.D., Boston College, 2004

  • B.A., James Madison University, 1999

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