NLRB Nominee’s Views Warrant a Hearing

By October 15, 2009Labor Unions

The NAM joined with 27 other employer groups today in requesting that the Senate HELP Committee holding a confirmation hearing on SEIU attorney Craig Becker’s nomination to serve on the powerful National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Becker has written prolifically about the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the law he will be charged with interpreting and enforcing should he be confirmed. Many of the positions taken in his writings are well outside the mainstream and would disrupt years of established precedent and the delicate balance in current labor law. These positions have raised significant concern in the employer community, for example, the extent to which he would restrictively interpret employers’ free speech rights. The public deserves an opportunity to hear from Mr. Becker directly as to whether he still believes in the positions espoused in his writings or whether his views on these issues have changed over time.

Read the full letter here.

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