Dinsmore’s Mark Carter Talks to Law360 About the Impact of Midterm Elections On the NLRB

October 26, 2022Quotes & Mentions

Dinsmore partner Mark Carter, Chair of the Firm's Labor Practice Group was recently quoted in a Law360 article by Senior Labor Reporter Tim Ryan. Carter considered the effects the recent midterm elections might have on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) particularly on oversight if Republicans take the majority in the House.

The article examines labor policy outcomes at stake for the NLRB including increased oversight from congress and higher board budgets if Democrats retain control of the U.S. House and upcoming NLRB nominations.

Board members serve staggered five-year terms, and there is a historical practice of keeping some level of partisan balance among the five members. Member John Ring, who served as chairman of the NLRB under former President Donald Trump, is scheduled to leave the board in December, while Gwynne Wilcox's term expires in August 2023. Carter, who was chair of the Federal Service Impasses Panel during the Trump administration, remarked he would “be surprised if Biden moved to replace Ring's spot on the board quickly. Instead, he said it is likely the administration would prefer to negotiate a package to have the Senate reconfirm Wilcox and place a Republican in Ring's seat simultaneously.”

* As of Tuesday, November 15, 2022 the publishing date of this article it appears that Republicans are poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Read the entire article here.