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Former Recess-Appointed NLRB Member Griffin Nominated to be NLRB General Counsel

By Edwin S. Hopson

On August 1, 2013, President Obama nominated Richard Griffin to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  Griffin was one of the NLRB recess-appointed Members whose nomination was withdrawn by the President as part of the filibuster deal in mid-July.  The other recess-appointed NLRB Member, SharonBlock, whose nomination was also withdrawn, has been appointed as senior counselor to U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, according to an article in today’s New York Times.  Lafe Solomon continues to be Acting General Counsel at the NLRB.