With the new Biden Administration and Democrats now controlling Congress, employers can expect President Biden to move as quickly as possible to appoint Democratic Members to the NLRB. Currently, the Board has three Republican members, one Democratic member, and one vacancy. President Biden is well positioned to flip the majority composition of the Board by the end of this year. When he does so, employers can expect a more union-friendly NLRB and a reversal of many of the Board’s pro-employer decisions during the Trump administration.
In this episode of Seyfarth’s Policy Matters Podcast, Ashley Cano, Partner in the Labor and Employment department of Seyfarth’s Chicago office, and John Phillips, Senior Associate in the firm’s Houston office, discuss what employers can expect at the National Labor Relations Board over the next several months and at least the next few years.