A Republican and a Democrat returned on Monday as members of the National Labor Relations Board, which will continue to have a Republican majority at least until the end of next year.
Marvin E. Kaplan, a Republican who has served as an NLRB member since August 2017, was confirmed for another five-year term expiring in August 2025 by the U.S. Senate on July 29, the agency said Monday in a statement.
Democrat Lauren M. McFerran served as an NLRB board member from December 2014 to December 2019. The Senate confirmed her nomination as a board member for a term expiring in December 2024 on July 29, the NLRB said.
With Mr. Kaplan and Ms McFerrin, as the only Democrat, back on board are now leaving the four-member board with a Republican majority of at least three members at least until the end of next year.
The NLRB has a full complement of five members, but regardless of the outcome of the November presidential election, whoever wins could appoint only one board member.
The other Republican members are President John F. Ring and William J. Emanuel.
Employers' attorneys said an NLRB ruling in July was abusive or inappropriate workplace numbers of employees engaged in "protected coordinated" or union activities are not protected under the National Labor Relations Act eliminates confusion and harmonizes federal discrimination laws.