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Re-Open for Business: President Obama Recess-Appoints Three to the NLRB
Posted: January 5, 2012
Yesterday, President Obama excercised one of his Article II, Section Two powers, sort of. The President appointed three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), thus bringing the Board up to its full capacity of five members.
The recess appointees are Sharon Block (Dem.), Richard Griffin (Dem.), and Terence Flynn (Rep.). More information about the appointees is available in this press release from the White House. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a statement denouncing the appointments.
The Board had been operating in 2012 with just two members, after the term of Craig Becker, President Obama's prior recess-appointee, expired. Under a ruling of the Supreme Court, the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires that the Board have at least three members to exercise its full authority.
Want to know more? Read the full article by Eric B. Meyer at The Employer Handbook
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