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GOP, Business Groups Back Trump's Picks for Labor Board

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By    |   Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 12:49 PM

President Donald Trump's pick of lawyer William Emanuel for the National Labor Relations Board is winning praise from Republicans and business groups, the Washington Examiner reports.

Emanuel's selection was announced late Tuesday. Along with Trump's nomination of Marvin Kaplan to the board last week, it would give the five-member panel its first Republican majority since President George W. Bush was in office, according to the Examiner.

Both men will have to be confirmed by the Senate, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The labor relations board hears disputes between unions and businesses, the Journal noted.

Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C, who chairs the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, applauded Trump's selections,

"After years of an activist agenda that put the interests of union leaders over hard-working men and women, it's long past time to move the NLRB in a new direction," they said in a joint statement.

"From the ambush election rule to the joint employer scheme, the partisan policies put in place during the Obama administration consistently promoted special interests while destroying jobs and restricting workplace freedom."

And Evan Armstrong, vice president of government affairs for the Retail Industry Leaders Association also backed Trump's selections, according to the Examiner.

"We are thrilled to see Marvin and William nominated to the NLRB," he said. "A full and complete NLRB has been one of the top priorities for companies that are grappling with the misguided decisions of the previous board."

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