Employment Law Report

Sharon Block’s Nomination for Seat on NLRB is Approved by Senate Committee

By Edwin S. Hopson

On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 13 to 9, along party lines, to approve the nomination of Sharon Block to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Her nomination now goes to the full Senate who will vote on her nomination. That vote will take place during the Senate’s lame duck session after the November elections when the Democrats will still be in the majority. Therefore, one can assume that Block will be confirmed.