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Trump Names Acting Chairman For National Labor Relations Board

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President Donald Trump has named Philip A. Miscimarra acting chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Thursday, the NLRB confirmed.

Miscimarra, a current board member, was a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School before joining the NLRB as a member.

It is an honor to be named NLRB Acting Chairman by the President,” Miscimarra said. “I remain committed to the task that Congress has assigned to the Board, which is to foster stability and to apply the National Labor Relations Act in an even-handed manner that serves the interests of employees, employers and unions throughout the country.”

The NLRB is an independent federal agency created to enforce the National Labor Relations Act, which set labor standards for American workers in 1934.

Miscimarra received multiple degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School, Trump’s alma mater.

The NLRB confirmed the news Thursday, elevating the sole Republican on NLRB to the chairmanship. Miscimarra was nominated to commissioner by former President Barack Obama in April 2013, and appointed him to a four-year term in August 2013.

The Republican attorney takes over from Mark Gaston Pearce, whom he recognized for his service on the board.

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