Skip to comments.Senate GOP likely to rebuff Obama’s labor board picks
Posted on 12/16/2011 2:56:26 PM PST by jazusamo
Senate Republicans appear likely to block confirmation of President Obamas two latest nominees to the National Labor Relations Board, which is increasingly under fire for being too friendly to unions.
The nominees, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, are clearly a boon for big labor, the SenateRepublican Policy Committee said in blog post.
Considering the NLRBs controversial actions over the last year, it is highly unlikely that Senate Republicans will confirm any additional board members Republican or Democrat, said RPC analyst Allison Dembeck.
Mr. Griffin is general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers. He also has served since 1994 on the lawyers coordinating committee of the AFL-CIO.
We have a lot of concerns about his conflicts of interest, said Fred Wszolek, spokesman for the conservative Workforce Fairness Institute. Its hard to see how someone whos on the lawyers' coordinating committee of the AFL-CIO wouldnt have to stay out of every case involving an AFL affiliate.
He said Ms. Block, deputy secretary for congressional affairs at the Labor Department, is completely pro-labor and pro-card check, referring to a method of employees organizing by signing a form stating they desire union representation.
She is [Labor Secretary] Hilda Solis lobbyist, Mr. Wszolek said.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has endorsed both nominations and urged the Senate to confirm them swiftly.
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Better late than never. Shoulda been stuffing this commie’s picks from day one.
Right on, and hope the House keeps their pro forma sessions going all next year to stop recess appointments.
I’d like to see the GOP block every single pic Obama wants, for the rest of his time in office.