Big Union Lawyer Appointed To NLRB

- Posted by Editor in Labor

We wrote last month about a victory for business when the U.S. Senate rejected the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.

Becker is currently a lawyer for unions such as SEIU and the AFL-CIO and his nomination was vigorously opposed by many businesses and business groups.

Despite the Senate vote, President Barack Obama appointed Becker to the NLRB when he made 15 reccess appointments last Saturday (the recess appointments last through the current congressional session, or until January 2011).

The concern remains that Becker will show bias toward labor unions and that he may use his new position to administratively enact features of the card check legislation that has failed to make its way through Congress.

That legislation would in some cases bypass the secret ballot and allow unions to organize merely by collecting signatures.

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