Skip to comments.Contact your Senators to vote against cloture for Richard Griffin NLRB General Counsel
Posted on 10/29/2013 1:58:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
(Here is my letter to my Senators. There are a few hours left. We need to bury this guy.)
Please vote against cloture on the nomination of radical union lawyer Richard Griffin to be the next General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
Over the summer a handful of Republican Senators joined every Democrat to let Barack Obama pack the labor board with union militants literally and publicly chosen by AFL-CIO czar Richard Trumka. The ONLY thing those Republicans got out of the "deal" was that Obama would not re-nominate Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to be members of the Board. So what did Obama do? He nominated Griffin for a different job at the Board -- the General Counsel -- the office in charge of prosecuting unfair labor practices by both unions and management.
Griffin is currently being investigated for attempting to cover up embezzlement at the International Union of Operating Engineers by firing employees who tried to expose the crime. It's outrageous that someone under investigation for such a crime would even be considered for a position with all of the power associated with the General Counsel position. If Griffin is willing to illegally silence employees to protect Big Labor's unlawful practices, as he's accused of doing, how much worse will he be as the officer in charge of prosecuting unfair labor practices?
The NLRB is supposed to be a quasi-judicial, independent agency, staffed with people who can interpret the law and deal with cases honestly and fairly. Richard Griffin doesn't even come close to meeting that standard.
Freedom, justice and basic common sense all dictate that you oppose this nomination.
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