On Monday, the former general counsel to the International Union of Operating Engineers, Richard Griffin, was sworn in as the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
His swearing in completes Barack Obama’s three-year effort to stack the NLRB with union attorneys.
According to the NLRB’s press release:
Richard F. Griffin, Jr. was sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today for a four year term. Mr. Griffin was nominated by President Barack Obama in August and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 29, 2013. He replaces Lafe E. Solomon, who had been Acting General Counsel since June 2010.
Before becoming the NLRB’s General Counsel, Mr. Griffin was a Board Member with the NLRB from January 9, 2012 through August 2, 2013. Prior to that time, he held leadership roles with the International Union of Operating Engineers serving as its General Counsel and was a member of the board of trustees of its Central Pension Fund. Mr. Griffin is a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and started his legal career as Counsel to various Board Members from 1981-1983. [Emphasis added.]
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