President Trump on Friday nominated business lawyer John Ring to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to fill the seat of the departed Philip Miscimarra, who left in December. If Ring is approved by the Senate, Republicans would retain a 3-2 majority on the NLRB through 2020.
Ring is co-chairman of the labor/management relations practice at the law firm Morgan, Lewis & Brockius, where he works on labor contracts, multiemployer benefit funds, and corporate restructurings.
Another Trump appointee, Mark Kaplan, was named chairman of the board after Miscimarra stepped down.
According to Bloomberg Law:
Ring represents businesses in an array of industries who are facing union representation issues and unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB, according to his firm’s online bio.
The board will have a laundry list of items that business advocates would like to see a Republican majority and GOP general counsel address. That includes moves that expanded joint employer liability for affiliated businesses, shortened the time period for union elections, and limited employers’ use of contracts to block class actions by their workers.