According to the Politico Morning Shift newsletter, the Trump administration is getting ever closer to announcing nominees for the two open positions on the National Labor Relations Board.
Sources tell Morning Shift that William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan are moving through the FBI background-check process — a last hurdle before President Donald Trump nominates them to fill the two empty Republican seats on the National Labor Relations Board. Their confirmation would tilt the NLRB away from favoring unions and toward favoring management, as tends to occur when a Republican is in the White House. News of Emanuel and Kaplan’s imminent nominations was first reported by Bloomberg BNA.
According to the same report, the third nominee Doug Seaton, a member of the CUE Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee has been dropped from consideration, but nothing is official until the nominations are made.
We’ll keep you updated on developments, including publishing a picture of Marvin Kaplan when/if one becomes available on the Internet. None seem to exist right now.