President Obama Announces NLRB Recess Appointments

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Yesterday afternoon President Obama announced his intent to recess appoint Sharon Block, Richard Griffin and Terence F. Flynn as Members of the National Labor Relations Board.

As we reported earlier, Sharon Block is the deputy secretary for congressional affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor. Block previously served as senior labor and employment counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that experience, Bloch worked as a senior attorney to former NLRB Chairman Robert Battista and as an attorney in the NLRB’s appellate court branch.

Richard Griffin is the general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers and serves on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee. Griffin has held several positions with the IUOE, beginning in 1983 as assistant house counsel. From 1981 to 1983, Griffin served as counsel to NLRB board members....

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