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Labor Board Stocked With Union Partisans

RHSimard Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:14 PM
Recess appointments are an anachronism and should be eliminated entirely. They were necessary when representatives were inaccessible when in their home districts or enroute to or from them. Those limitations no longer apply.

This week, we were provided another reminder why President Obama’s recess appointments of Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were a gross giveaway to the Big Labor bosses who bankrolled his re-election campaign. With the conclusion of Board Member Brian Hayes’ term, the NLRB is exclusively comprised of union partisans who are more dedicated to advancing the interests of organized labor than defending the rights of employees and employers.

The recess appointments of Griffin and Block on January 4, 2012 were inconsistent with tradition and certainly unconstitutional as the U.S. Senate remained in session from...