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Senate GOP likely to rebuff Obama’s labor board picks
The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2011 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 12/16/2011 2:56:26 PM PST by jazusamo

Senate Republicans appear likely to block confirmation of President Obama’s 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 NLRB’s 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. “It’s hard to see how someone who’s on the lawyers' coordinating committee of the AFL-CIO wouldn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nlrb; obama; thugs; unions
I'll bet that thug Trumka is licking his chops to get these two union sympathizers on the board, too bad Dick.
1 posted on 12/16/2011 2:56:36 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Better late than never. Shoulda been stuffing this commie’s picks from day one.

2 posted on 12/16/2011 3:00:36 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Right on, and hope the House keeps their pro forma sessions going all next year to stop recess appointments.

3 posted on 12/16/2011 3:05:10 PM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’d like to see the GOP block every single pic Obama wants, for the rest of his time in office.

4 posted on 12/16/2011 3:16:31 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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