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Solomon’s Successor

While National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon is widely unpopular in the business community, his proposed successor, Richard Griffin Jr., is not a popular choice either. Griffinheld one of the recess appointments invalidated by Noel Canning. Before that, he was an attorney for the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Nonetheless, several observers predicted he would be confirmed and would continue Solomon’s pattern of taking bold action in support of unions, utilizing the GC’s prosecutorial powers to bring cases with issues important to unions before the board and issuing GC memos, which have quasi-legal effects.

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