Trump appoints acting chairs to labor boards

Trump appoints acting chairs to labor boards
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President Trump has chosen Republican members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to head the boards as acting chairs. 
 
Commissioner Victoria Lipnic will lead the EEOC and Philip Miscimarra will head the NLRB, according to agency announcements this week.
 
Before joining EEOC's board in 2010, Lipnic served as assistant secretary of labor for the Employment Standards Administration, which oversees the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Labor Management Standards and the Office of Workers Compensation Programs.
 
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Miscimarra, meanwhile, worked as a labor and employment law partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP in Chicago before he was nominated to serve on the NLRB in 2013.
 
Michael Lotito, who co-chairs Little Mendelson’s Workplace Policy Institute, said that their backgrounds show they will be good for businesses.
 
“Phil and Vicki will have more of an orientation to the interests of the employer in trying to find a balance as opposed to an advocate on behalf of employees that may not have that sense of balance,” he said.