Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Becker's Back

The Obama administration is hinting at a recess appointment for union lawyer, Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations Board.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told AFL-CIO officials at their annual meeting Wednesday there will soon be "positive news" on the long-stalled nomination of union lawyer Craig Becker.

Solis then told reporters the unions will be "very pleased" with how the issue is resolved.

President Obama upset union leaders when he decided not to appoint Becker during a Congressional recess last month. Union officials now think Obama may act when Congress breaks for Easter and put Becker on the Board during a Congressional recess.

Senate Republicans blocked Becker's confirmation twice, including last month, saying say he would push an aggressively pro-union agenda when refereeing labor-management disputes.

And he would. He has opined in writing that employers have no place in the process when it comes to employees deciding to vote for or against a labor union. Indeed, he is not for a vote at all, but rather, believes the NLRB could effectively invoke the provisions of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) by simply forcing employers to recognize unions based on card check.

Not only may we have the Obama health plan shoved down our throats, but Craig Becker, too.

Stay tuned . . .


Anonymous John Gallagher said...

As President Obama recently quipped : " That is what elections are for." Talk about arrogance.

7:49 PM  

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