NLRB at full strength as Obama appointees are sworn into office

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 8/13/2013

For the first time in a decade, there are five Senate-confirmed members on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Four new members were sworn into office on Monday. With Chairman Mark Pearce at the helm since 2011, the union watchdog now has a full slate of Senate-confirmed members for the first time since 2003. The full complement of members caps a period of long-running dispute over the board’s legitimacy, including two federal court rulings that cast doubt on its ability to exercise any power at all.


Source: The Hill