President Obama Appoints 3 To NLRBAfter making an end run around Senate Republicans to fill the top job at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday, President Barack Obama ran the same play again a few hours later, making three recess appointments to bring the National Labor Relations Board to full strength.
The president used his power to name Sharon Block, Terence Flynn and Richard Griffin to the board, which arbitrates workplace disputes and federal labor issues and has recently drawn considerable fire from Republicans after it sided with an aircraft workers union in a dispute with aerospace giant Boeing.
When the term of Craig Becker, another Obama recess appointee, expired at the end of last month, the five-member board no longer had a quorum, threatening its continued operation.
Block and Griffin are Democrats, while Flynn is a Republican.
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