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NLRB Member Confirmation Battles–January 2001–January 2009

By Edwin S. Hopson

Currently, there is controversy over the U.S. Senate’s lack of action in confirming President Obama’s nominees to be members of the five-person National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Since the end of December, 2007, the NLRB has been operating with only two Members (instead of five).  The issue of whether this constitutes a proper quorum under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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