According to multiple reports, President Barack Obama has announced his intention to renominate Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board.
Block was one of the Board Members whose recess appointment on January 4, 2012 was invalidated in the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in NLRB v. Noel Canning as unconstitutional. Block, a former labor and employment counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee where she worked for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, served on the NLRB for 18 months. Block’s subsequent April, 2013 nomination to the NLRB was withdrawn in July, 2013 as part of an agreement between the White House and Senate Republicans, who objected to her nomination. Her new nomination could cause renewed objections.