Coverage of Craig Becker’s Nomination to the NLRB

By February 10, 2010Labor Unions

Bloomberg, “Obama Choice for Labor Board Blocked as Business Groups Lobby“:

Feb. 10 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s nomination of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board is on the verge of collapse after U.S. business groups successfully pressured lawmakers to stall the nomination.

The Senate voted 52-33, eight votes short of the 60 required, to end debate and act on the nomination of Becker, who has been awaiting confirmation for more than six months. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers attacked Becker’s academic writings on giving labor unions more power and sent letters to senators urging them to block the appointment.



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