Despite ‘Fairness’ Pledge, Obama’s NLRB Picks Have Blatant Conflicts of Interest
Never mind the obvious fact that the National Labor Relations Board, above all, is supposed to
protect the rights of employees
from both employers and
from unions, there is something inherently wrong when a federal agency–let alone an “independent
” federal agency that is assigned with applying the law in a fair and impartial matter–becomes merely a tool for one side or another.
From Day One, this has been the paramount problem with Barack Obama’s picks for the National Labor Relations Board. The alleged “neutrality” with Obama’s NLRB has become something of a standing joke among employers dealing with union issues.
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Colorado Springs Considers Major Reform Proposals To Mitigate Conflicts Of Interest In Utilities Management
The Colorado Springs, Colorado City Council will consider three new ordinances today which concern the establishment of an independently elected utilities board, an independently elected City Attorney, and the removal of utilities contract authority from the Mayor. The ballot proposals, which are expected to receive a vote today, are a response to the debate over the Martin Drake power plant which provides 254 megawatts of | Read More »
Are We Going To Talk About This At All?
Link: Secretary of State nominee Hillary Rodham Clintonintervened at least six times in government issues directly affecting companies and others that later contributed to her husband’s foundation, an Associated Press review of her official correspondence found. The overlap of names on former President Bill Clinton’s foundation donor list and business interests whose issues she championed raise new questions about potential ethics conflicts between her official | Read More »
Our Three Words For The Day
“Conflict of interest”:New York Sen. Charles Schumer’s public criticism of IndyMac Bancorp last summer, which critics say helped spark a run on deposits that took under the troubled thrift, came while IndyMac’s assets were being eyed by investors who are major donors to the Democratic Senate campaign committee the senator chairs.Sen. Schumer, chairman of a Senate banking subcommittee, was criticized at the time for publicly | Read More »