Senate finally confirms two NLRB nominees

NYHTC — July 08, 2010

According to the Associated Press, the Senate confirmed President Obama's nominations to the National Labor Relations Board of union-side labor lawyer Mark Pearce and Brian Hayes, Republican Labor Policy Director of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The action breaks a stalemate in the Senate confirmation process, through which - according to President Obama's weekly radio address - Republican representatives have intentionally delayed Obama's nominations.

Stalemates in the confirmation process left the NLRB with only two members prior to April 2010, when Obama made recess appointees who can serve until 2011 without confirmation. Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that those decisions made by the NLRB when it had only two board members will have to be reconsidered.