Top AFL-CIO Official: We’ll Use the NLRB to Achieve Card Check

By February 4, 2010Labor Unions

The Truth about the EFCA blog draws our attention to recent comments from top AFL-CIO organizer Stewart Acuff. Not only are they relevant to the nomination of SEIU attorney Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, they’re revealing. At The Huffington Post, Acuff writes:

It we aren’t able to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, we will work with President Obama and Vice President Biden and their appointees to the National Labor Relations Board to change the rules governing forming a union through administrative action to once again allow workers in America access to one of the most basic freedoms in a democracy–the freedom of speech and assembly and association so that workers can build the collective power to challenge the Financial Elite and Get America Back to Work.

Splendid, stylish capitalization of Financial Elite, but who’s Get America Back to Work and why do you want to challenge him?

Anyway, Big Labor isn’t even trying to hide it anymore: With the Employee Free Choice Act on life support in the Senate, they want to force its provisions through the administrative process.

No matter their political leanings, you would think Senators would resent labor’s efforts to circumvent the policymaking branch of government.

Which brings us to this editorial in The Charleston Daily Mail,A shocking reward to union supporters“:

Appointing Becker to this board is like appointing George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees to the umpiring crew in the World Series.

Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Robert C. Byrd should oppose this nomination.

Otherwise this morning brings us nothing new on the Becker nomination, other than the swearing in of Sen. Scott Brown from Massachusetts will have an impact on his confirmation.

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