WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump plans to appoint as his option to fill a vacant seat on the Nationwide Labor Relations Board a labor lawyer and accomplice at a regulation agency that has suggested him and the Trump Group on taxes since 2005.
The White Home stated on Friday that John Ring, a accomplice at Morgan Lewis and Bockius, would succeed Phil Miscimarra, one other Republican whose time period ended on Dec. 16 and who served because the NLRB’s chairman.
Ring’s appointment, which is topic to Senate affirmation, would restore a Republican majority on the five-member board, which now has two Democrats and two Republicans.
The NLRB oversees union elections and disputes between private-sector employers, employees and unions.
Underneath Trump, legal professionals and enterprise teams anticipate the board to roll again a sequence of coverage adjustments adopted in the course of the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
They embrace guidelines designed to hurry the union election course of and a 2015 choice that made it simpler for firms to be held answerable for authorized violations by contractors, staffing businesses and franchisees.
Ring leads the Labor & Employment Observe Group at Morgan Lewis’ Washington workplace, the White Home stated in a press release.
If confirmed, he would start a five-year time period courting from Dec. 17, 2017, it stated.
In line with the agency’s web site, Ring “represents administration pursuits in collective bargaining, worker advantages, litigation, counseling, and litigation avoidance methods.”
Final 12 months, Morgan Lewis wrote a letter launched by the White Home that stated a evaluation of the earlier 10 years of Trump’s tax returns didn’t mirror ties to Russia “with just a few exceptions.”
Reporting by Eric Walsh; Enhancing by Peter Cooney