Putting Employers ‘Out of Their Misery:’ A Round-up on the New Union-Controlled NLRB
Yesterday, President Obama recess-appointed SEIU and AFL-CIO attorney Craig Becker, along with union attorney Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board, making the “bi-partisan” Board a tool of union bosses. [NLRB Chairman Wilma Liebman is an attorney formerly employed by the Teamsters and Bricklayers' unions.] With only one Republican Board member to three union-side Board members, even the slightest modicum of ‘neutrality’ on the | Read More »
BREAKING: Obama Pays Back SEIU & AFL-CIO Bosses, Makes Unilateral Recess Appointment of Craig Becker
As we’ve been forewarning for nearly a week, demonstrating his penchant for appeasing union allies, President Obama made a recess appointment earlier this afternoon of SEIU insider attorney Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. The US Chamber’s Randal Johnson said of the appointment: “This recess appointment disregards the Senate’s bipartisan rejection of Craig Becker’s nomination to the NLRB,” Chamber Vice President Randel Johnson | Read More »
A Smoking Gun. Is the SEIU in Control of Senate Democrats’ Agenda?
As the smoke clears on the bi-partisan blockage of SEIU-radical attorney Craig Becker to a seat on the “independent” National Labor Relations Board, an e-mail sent from a SEIU staffer to Senators on February 3rd is worthy of closer examination as it reveals just how much control the purple behemoth of a union has over the Democrats in Washington. Last week’s e-mail was sent from an SEIU “legislative consultant,” Alison Reardon | Read More »
GAME CHANGER! Brown Likely to Head to DC Thursday to Block Reid & Co.
Great Scott! * ** Things in Washington seem to be changing by the hour! Ever since Scott Brown won the Massachusetts special election last month, Harry Reid and his Democrat cohorts have been gaming the system, trying to rush through Big Labor’s President Obama’s controversial nominations like Patricia Smith (as the Department of Labor’s solicitor) and Craig Becker before Brown could be seated. Now, Scott plans to try | Read More »
Union Extremist Craig Becker’s Glaring Hatred for Workplace Freedom
Following the near-certain death of the union bosses’ hallucinogenically-named (and growingly unpopular)Employee Free Choice Act, the Democrats in the Senate are looking to throw their union cronies a bone by getting SEIU and AFL-CIO attorney Craig Becker seated to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) quickly, perhaps as soon as this week. As the rules and the policies set forth through the NLRB affect nearly every private-sector | Read More »
Will Unions’ Billion Dollars Buy Exemption from Obama’s Crackdown on Lobbyists?
The Obama administration is giving lobbyists the boot, according to the Washington Post, in an effort to reduce their influence in Washington. No, really. It’s not a joke. The Washington Post says it’s the case. Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street’s influence | Read More »
NLRB UPDATE: McCain Vows to Block AFL-CIO/SEIU’s Becker
An update to Saturday’s post on the union radical, Craig Becker’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board: This afternoon, as expected, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted (without a hearing) 15-8 to confirm President Obama’s nominees to the NLRB. In a surprising and welcome twist, however, Senator John McCain stated that he would “place a hold” on the radical Craig Becker’s nomination, | Read More »
Senate’s HELP Committee is making Wednesday SEIU Day at the Labor Board
Imagine a Supreme Court Justice being confirmed without a hearing. Well, in labor relations, the National Labor Relations Board is like the Supreme Court when it comes to hearing issues affecting the relationships between employers, employees and unions. In two days, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (ironically called HELP) will be voting to confirm union radical Craig Becker’s nomination to the National | Read More »
How YOU Can Help Keep SEIU’s Inside Man Out of the NLRB
On Wednesday, a critical vote is taking place in a United States Senate subcommitte that affects nearly every working American regardless whether they own a business, or work for one. SOME BACKGROUND… The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) affects nearly every employer and employee in the private sector (except airlines and railroads, which are covered by the Railway Labor Act). Unions would like to change | Read More »