Senate HELP Committee, Rushing Through the NLRB Nominee

By January 28, 2010General

Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee has scheduled a hearing on the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board for Tuesday, February 2, at 4 p.m.

The HELP Committee then holds a mark-up session on Thursday, 10 a.m, to vote on confirming Becker, the SEIU and AFL-CIO lawyer who believes employers have no role to play if unions seek to organize a workplace.

Chairman Harkin appears to be responding to pressure from employer groups who have argued for a hearing. That’s good, but the speed of the hearing and subsequent mark-up suggest the goal here is not inquiry and deliberation, but the shoving through of a controversial nominee.

Earlier posts on Becker’s nomination.

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