ABC Applauds Confirmation of John Ring to NLRB
On April 11, the U.S. Senate voted 50-48 to confirm John Ring to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Mr. Ring's confirmation brings the NLRB back to five members: three Republicans and two Democrats. ABC sent a letter to the Senate in support of Mr. Ring, who served as a partner at Morgan Lewis. ABC will count Wednesday's vote as a key vote for the 115th congressional scorecard.
As a member of the NLRB, Mr. Ring will have an opportunity to ensure the the board remains true to its mission of enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in a manner that is fair to workers, unions and employers alike. In addition, the board will be restored to the five members that are needed to ensure that the NLRA is interpreted in a manner that is efficient, balanced, and without favor to political party.