Nomination

NLRB Nominee: Gwynne Wilcox

Gwynne Wilcox
Nominated to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board
Nomination announced: May 27, 2021

Gwynne Wilcox is a lawyer and senior partner of the law firm Levy Ratner, PC.  She is the associate general counsel for SEIU Local 1199 and represented the “Fight for $15” worker center in a lawsuit against McDonald’s, claiming the franchisor was a joint employer.  The term for which she is nominated would run until August 27, 2023.  Confirmation of Gwynne Wilcox, along with fellow nominee David Prouty, would give Democratic members a 3-2 majority at the NLRB.

Prior to her nomination, Ms. Wilcox was a member of the working group “Clean Slate for Worker Power”, which released the report “Building a Just Economy and Democracy” recommendations to ban state right-to-work laws, limit employment opportunities for independent workers, and impose “workplace monitors” in every workplace to “ensure the workplace’s compliance with all state, federal, and local employment and labor laws,” among many others.

Nomination Status: Gwynne Wilcox was confirmed to be a member of the NLRB on July 28, 2021, by a vote of 52-47.

additional resources

PRESS RELEASE: Business Leaders Urge Congress to Reject NLRB Nominations of David Prouty and Gwynne Wilcox
Coalition for a Democratic Workplace

BLOG: White House Names Fifth NLRB Member
June 2, 2021, U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
Sean P. Redmond, Executive Director, Labor Policy

VIDEO: Senate Nomination Hearing for Gwynne Wilcox
July 15, 2021, U. S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

STATEMENT: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr
July 15, 2021, U. S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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