Earlier this week, newly inaugurated President, Donald Trump, named Philip A. Miscimarra the acting chairman of the NLRB. Miscimarra, the sole Republican currently on the NLRB, is serving in a term that expires in less than 12 months.
Two of the five NLRB positions are currently vacant. The details on the appointment process have not yet been announced. As we outlined in this post-election post, the NLRB members President Obama selected have staggered terms that carry over into this administration. Moreover, the General Counsel (the “prosecutor” of unfair labor practice complaints) is also appointed with a different term that carries over as well.
We will continue to update this blog with developments around the NLRB under President Trump. Stay tuned.