According to an April 9, 2018, press release by the office of United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John Ring, a management labor attorney, is expected to be confirmed by the Senate this week to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Alexander said:

America’s workers will benefit from . . . [John] Ring at the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Ring is a well-qualified nominee to serve on the labor board – he has represented management and worked for a labor union . . . .

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed cloture on Ring on March 22 to end debate and vote on the nomination.

If Ring is confirmed, the NLRB will be at full strength for the first time since mid-December, when former Chairman Philip Miscimarra’s term expired. Ring’s confirmation would give Republicans a 3-to-2 majority on the NLRB, and set the stage for probable reversal of several Obama-era Board decisions.