The NLRB may soon have a full complement of members, with Republicans back in the majority. On January 12, 2018, President Trump nominated management-side attorney John Ring (R) to fill the single vacancy on the NLRB that opened when former Chairman Philip Miscimarra (R) stepped down last year.
Ring is currently the co-leader of a large firm’s labor/management relations practice, where his practice involves work on labor contracts, benefit funds, and corporate restructuring on behalf of management. If the Senate confirms Ring, the NLRB, which is now equally divided between Republicans and Democrats, would have a 3-2 GOP majority through at least 2020.
Whether Ring is confirmed by the Senate is yet to be seen. Ring will likely face scrutiny during his confirmation hearing from Democrats given his management-side practice.