It’s not as though this will come as a shock to most readers, however, it’s just been officially revealed that Barack Obama’s union appointees at the National Labor Relations Board are biased toward unions.
According to a Congressional report released late last week, the NLRB “appears to have shifted from an equitable treatment of job creators and labor unions under previous Administrations to a politicized pro-union bias under the Obama Administration.”
Congressman Darrell Issa’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee released the report (download here) which details some gross biasedness from the allegedly “independent” agency regarding last year’s NLRB attack on Boeing:
NLRB political appointees and agency bureaucrats demonstrated an extreme lack of impartiality as they pursued the case against Boeing.
- The NLRB’s Associate General Counsel, Barry Kearney, praised an International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) press release related to the Boeing case, stating, “[h]ooray for the red, white, and blue.”
- Upon receiving Boeing’s Answer to the complaint, one NLRB attorney forwarded it to other NLRB attorneys and declared “[l]et the games begin” to which one attorney responded “finally…”
- The NLRB’s head of public affairs, Nancy Cleeland, wrote to NLRB Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon worried that she “made the Machinists [union] mad” and wanted to discuss it.
- Mr. Solomon forwarded an email to then-NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman and Ms. Cleeland expressing praise from a union attorney who “spoke about how impressed everyone is with all [Mr. Solomon] ha[s] been attempting to do and accomplishing.” This email was accompanied by blog posting entitled, “Labor Board Grows a Set,” by the former head of ACORN, Wade Rathke.
Although the legitimacy of Obama’s NLRB appointments is currently being reviewed by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, not surprisingly, the outcome is not expected to alter the general proclivity of the NLRB towards union bosses.
“Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth.”
Andrew Bretbart (1969-2012)
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