Alexander Says John Ring Should Help Return Balance To The NLRB

Thursday, March 1, 2018

At the confirmation hearing for John Ring to serve as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said, “I hope confirming Mr. Ring will continue the trend of returning balance to our labor laws.”

“Mr. Ring is well-qualified to serve on the National Labor Relations Board – a position that is important to our nation’s workers and employers.

His varied experience will be a strength – having worked for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters while attending college and law school, and having been a management lawyer with Morgan Lewis & Bockius since 1988,” Senator Alexander said.

“Last year, the committee approved Marvin Kaplan and Bill Emanuel as members of the board and Peter Robb as General Counsel. Under the Obama Administration, the board too often acted as an advocate rather than neutral umpire. The additions of Mr. Kaplan and Mr. Emanuel last year helped restore some balance to the labor board and to our nation’s workplaces. First, the board overturned its micro unions decision, which disrupted workplaces and made it harder for employers to manage their workplaces and do business. And second, the NLRB has requested comments on whether it should keep or modify the ambush elections rule –another rule that upended stability in labor law.”

Senator Alexander’s full prepared remarks are available here.


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