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Bush Nominates NLRB Chairman

May 10, 2002

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WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush nominated Michigan labor lawyer Robert Battista on Friday as the next chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.

If approved by the Senate, Battista would serve the remainder of a five-year term, expiring in August 2006.

Bush also nominated Washington labor arbitrator Peter Schaumber to serve the remainder of a five-year term on the board, expiring August 2005. Schaumber is a member of numerous panels including the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board and the American Arbitration Association Labor Panel. He earned bachelor’s and law degrees from Georgetown University.

Battista is an employment and labor relations attorney with the Detroit-based firm Butzel Long. He has represented clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission and has served as a member of the advisory committee to the Michigan commission since 1999.

He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and University of Michigan Law School.

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