Obama Nominates Griffin as NLRB General Counsel

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama nominated former union lawyer Richard Griffin Jr. to be general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, just as Mr. Griffin is being displaced as a board member because of a dispute over how he was appointed.

White House Withdraws NLRB Nominee Richard Griffin—Supreme Court Could Still Challenge Obama

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The White House withdrew the nomination of National Labor Relations Board members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as part of a deal to avoid the nuclear option in the Senate on Tuesday, but multiple legal experts told the Washington Free Beacon the Supreme Court could still go after President Barack Obama’s abuse of his recess authority.

Senate Should Not Confirm Nominees


Hundreds of rulings handed down by the National Labor Relations Board since January 2012 are, in effect, null and void. That is because three of the five NLRB board members were appointed illegally by President Barack Obama.

Griffin’s Baggage

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

Controversial National Labor Relations Board member Richard Griffin previously worked for a union that has been sanctioned for racial discrimination.

Senate committee advances NLRB nominees over GOP objections

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee members approved the nominations of the White House’s five picks to run the National Labor Relations Board. Several Republicans objected to two of the nominees, though, indicating they will face trouble in the full Senate. That means the NLRB — which lacks a valid quorum — may remain in limbo a while longer.

Alexander Opposes Nominations Of “Unconstitutional Appointees” To NLRB


U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Thursday said he would oppose the nominations of Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board because “they continued to decide cases after the federal appellate court unanimously decided they were unconstitutionally appointed.”

Senate committee to vote on NLRB nominees Wednesday

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, announced Thursday that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee would vote on all five nominees to the National Labor Relations Board next Wednesday. Harkin’s announcement followed a two-hour hearing — which will apparently be the only hearing — on the five nominees, three of whom are currently seated on the board.