Major NLRB Shift Is Ways Off Despite Republican Chair Nod

Law360, New York (January 30, 2017, 5:00 PM EST) -- Last week, President Donald Trump chose Philip A. Miscimarra as acting chair of the National Labor Relations Board, a member whose dissents from the Obama board's Democratic majority should give the management side hope after years of labor-friendly rulings, but experts say a major shift won't come until the board's Democratic 2-1 split is flipped.

The Republican management-side veteran is taking over the job from Democratic member Mark Gaston Pearce, who still holds quorum power over the board with fellow Democrat Lauren McFerran. With two seats open and the Republican majorities in Congress, Trump won't have to wait long to reshape...

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