Recently, President Obama caused a stir when he used his recess-appointment authority to name two union lawyers, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce, to the National Labor Relations Board. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court recently heard arguments in a case that questions whether nearly two years’ worth of decisions by the two sitting members constituted a legally authorized quorum. All this has focused unusual attention on the NLRB.

This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the state of affairs at the NLRB with two guests: Nancy Schiffer, associate general counsel of the AFL-CIO, and Charles I. Cohen, a former NLRB board member who is now senior counsel in the labor and employment practice at Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

Listen to or download the show from the Legal Talk Network.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.