Senators Tip Hat To Ex-NLRB Nominee While Vetting New One

Law360, New York (November 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EST) -- National Labor Relations Board nominee Lauren McFerran told a Senate committee Thursday that she would bring an open mind to the labor board, while lawmakers criticized the board's potential impact on business franchising and expressed displeasure that former nominee Sharon Block had been “blacklisted.”

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on McFerran's nomination to fill the NLRB seat that will be left vacant when Nancy Schiffer's term expires Dec. 16. The setting was familiar for McFerran, who has served as the HELP committee's chief labor counsel since 2010, and committee Chairman Tom Harkin began by pointing out...

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