Trump Appoints Miscimarra NLRB Acting Chairman

President Donald Trump appointed Philip A. Miscimarra Acting Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) on January 23, 2017. Miscimarra has frequently disagreed with fellow members of the Board and we hope that with his interim appointment, President Trump will begin to recast the NLRB to reflect a more tempered point of view.

The five-member NLRB typically consists of three members of the president’s party and two members of the opposition. The Board currently has two vacancies, with Miscimarra the sole Republican member. Miscimarra was nominated to the NLRB by President Obama in 2013 and sworn-in on August 7, 2013. His four-year term expires December 16, 2017.

For additional information on how this development might impact your business, please contact Jon Goldman at or (812) 423-3183, or contact any member of the KDDK labor and employment law team.

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Jon Goldman

Jon Goldman, a Partner at Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, LLP, in Evansville, Indiana, represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law. Jon also represents both public and private universities in a broad range of federal and state, statutory and regulatory issues. Jon routinely handles matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Jon has tried employment law cases to juries in both Indiana and Kentucky; and has defended employers in discrimination, wrongful termination, labor arbitration, NLRB and other employment cases. In addition, Jon has represented employers in union avoidance and union representation election campaigns.

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