On Monday, September 26, the U.S. Senate voted and confirmed William Emanuel as the newest member of the National Labor Relations Board. Emanuel is a long-time management-side labor and employment attorney, who was nominated by President Trump in June to fill the vacant NLRB seat. With Emanuel’s confirmation, the NLRB has a Republican majority for the first time in ten years.
As previously reported here, President Trump also recently nominated Peter Robb to serve as the next General Counsel for the NLRB. Robb has worked as a management-side attorney in private practice since 1985. If confirmed, Robb would be the first Republican to serve as NLRB General Counsel since 2010.
With Emanuel’s confirmation to the NLRB, as well as Robb’s nomination for General Counsel, several of the previous administration’s union-friendly decisions are expected to be rolled back.