President Trump announced his intention to nominate Marvin Kaplan of Kansas to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), tipping the scales conservative. Late on Monday, the White House issued a statement saying Trump had selected Kaplan, a fellow Republican currently with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, to one of the board’s five seats. The NLRB, which oversees union elections and disputes between workers, unions, and employers, has been controlled by Democrats for nearly a decade, and they currently have a 2-1 majority with two vacancies. The board, when fully stocked, includes three members from the president’s party and two from the opposing party.
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