Obama Takes First Steps to Fill NLRB Vacancies
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Late last month, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Craig Becker and Mark Gaston Pearce to fill two of the three vacant positions on National Labor Relations Board.
Currently the NLRB only has two members Chairperson Wilma B. Liebman (Democrat) and Peter C. Schaumber (Republican).
Craig Becker (Democrat) is currently Associate General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO. He has also been a law professor teaching labor law at UCLA, Georgetown, and Univeristy of Chicago law schools. Mark Gaston Pearce is a partner with Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux, a Buffalo, New York firm that represents unions. Pearce, an African-American, is active in diversity issues in the legal profession.He teaches labor relations at the Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
NLRB appointments must be approved by the Senate.