CDW Commends Administration for its Intent to Nominate John Ring to NLRB

Washington, D.C. – On January 12, President Trump announced his intent to nominate John F. Ring to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.  Ring is a partner at the law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius and co-leader of the firm’s Labor/Management Relations Practice.  If confirmed, Ring will reinstate a Republican majority on the Board; the current Board is deadlocked at 2-2, following former Chairman Phil Miscimarra’s departure in December.

In response, the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) released the following statement from Chair Kristen Swearingen:

“CDW commends the President’s announcement stating his intent to nominate John F. Ring as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.  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, considering the Board’s current deadlock. 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.”