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January 23, 2018 | by    

MSCI Coalition Praises President’s Choice For National Labor Relations Board

President Donald Trump announced last week that he will nominate John F. Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB. Ring currently is a partner at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius where he is co-leader of the firm’s Labor/Management Relations Practice.

If confirmed, Ring will be the third Republican on the board. He will take the place of Chairman Phil Miscimarra, a Republican whose term ended in December. Two Democrats also sit on the NLRB.

The Metals Service Center Institute is a member of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), which released a statement praising Ring’s nomination. CDW Vice President of Legislative and Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen said:

“Ring has worked with employees and employers over several decades in his respected career. His experience will enable him to quickly join Republican Board Members William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan in restoring objectivity to what has become, in recent years, an activist panel. CDW believes Ring is highly qualified to build on the progress the Board made prior to Chairman Miscimarra’s departure. Perhaps most notably, the Board’s decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. – which overturned the Board’s radical decision in Browning-Ferris Industries concerning what constitutes joint employment – signifies a new era for the Board focused on implementing a balanced approach to federal labor policy. CDW is hopeful Ring will be confirmed by the Senate by early Spring … We urge the Senate to act expeditiously, so the Board can continue to interpret the National Labor Relations Act in a manner that respects the rights of both workers and employers, ushering in a new period of economic progress for all Americans.”