Is Obama’s NLRB Looking to Suppress Worker Votes in Union Elections?
As President Obama’s union-controlled National Labor Relations Board continues on its quest to help unions do all they can to unionize America’s workers, a hint of their newest attempt may come in the form of a request for information (RFI) through the federal government’s procurement website. For 75 years, when a union seeks to unionize a company, the NLRB’s primary method for determining whether a majority of | Read More »
Unionizing Doctors: SEIU already reaping rewards at having Craig Becker at the NLRB
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is already reaping the rewards of having its Associate General Counsel Craig Becker sitting on the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). On June 3rd, the union-controlled NLRB issued a 2-1 decision denying a request for review (a form of appeal) by St. Barnabas Hospital regarding the unionization of its resident physicians. The two board members were former-Teamster attorney | Read More »
He almost certainly broke his ethics pledge, but did the SEIU’s Craig Becker break the LAW?
It’s not like we’re shocked (is anything involving unions really shocking anymore?)…. Still, it is pretty blatant for the SEIU’s former assistant general counsel, Craig Becker, who is now sitting on the National Labor Relations Board to be issuing decisions on behalf of the SEIU. Especially when Becker seems to be in clear breach of his signed ethics pledge where he pledged: I will not | Read More »
Another Union Payback: Obama Agency Makes it Easier to Unionize Airline and Railroad employees
This takes a little background explanation: The National Mediation Board (NMB) is a federal agency much like the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in that it governs labor relations in the private sector. However, the NMB is strictly for the airline and railroad industries. While the vast majority of private sector employers fall under the 1935 National Labor Relations Act, as amended ( which is | Read More »
Recuse Thyself, Mr. Becker…
This is rich, too rich… On the SEIU’s Craig “Demon Pass” Becker’s potential conflicts of interest, the battle is beginning. From the Wall Street Journal: No sooner did President Barack Obama exercise his recess-appointment powers to put labor lawyer Craig Becker into a seat at the National Labor Relations Board than a group that has challenged unions said it will ask Becker to recuse himself from 12 | Read More »
The SEIU, the NLRB & Recess Appointments: A ‘Shrewd’ Obama Trick?
If you work in the private sector (except for airlines and railroads) the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) is a little known agency that can have a huge impact on your work life. Given that the goal of union bosses is to turn millions of Americans into dues-paying union members, what happens at the NLRB is of consequence to you, whether you’re an employee or | Read More »
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 »
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 »
Accused of Hypocrisy, Pro-Union NRLB Chair Gets Picketed by NLRB Staff
It’s noteworthy when one of America’s most ardent and well-known union supporters employed by the federal government gets picketed and accused of hypocrisy by her own union staff. And that is exactly what happened to former union attorney and current National Labor Relations Board Chairman Wilma Liebman last Wednesday. On Wednesday, NLRB Chairman Liebman spoke at San Francisco’s posh Hotel Kabuki on developments in labor | 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 »
SEIU organizers file complaint against SEIU for unfair labor practices
I love this. According to the WaPo, SEIU is getting rid of union organizers, who are filing a complaint with the NLRB over the issue: The Service Employees International Union, considered the most influential union in the nation, has notified the union that represents about 220 of its national field staff and organizers that 75 of them are being laid off. In return, the workers’ | Read More »