by Michael Fox
President Obama has indicated his intentions to nominate Craig Becker and Mark Pearce as his two Democratic nominees to the National Labor Relations Board. Both have long standing connections with the labor side of the docket. The Washington Labor & Employment Wire, a blog that I don't think I have previously linked to, has the report, Obama Looks to Fill Two NLRB Vacancies with Becker, Pearce, with biographical information on the pair.
When these two are confirmed, which of course may take some time, the Board will be lacking one Republican member. By tradition, the Board consists of three members of the appointing President's party and two of the other.