The Senate moved forward with the nomination of controversial former union official Richard Griffin to be the chief prosecutor for the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday.
Former Obama National Labor Relations Board member Craig Becker joined AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka onstage at the labor behemoth’s national conference.
The federal government is investigating a Michigan labor group and company for forcing three employees into the union on the eve of the state’s implementation of right-to-work laws.
President Barack Obama’s last-minute National Labor Relations Board nominees continued their rush through confirmation on Tuesday, appearing for the first time before the Senate labor committee.
President Barack Obama gave the Senate just one day to vet his new nominees to the National Labor Relations Board.
One of President Barack Obama’s new National Labor Relations Board nominees dedicated her career at the AFL-CIO to doing away with secret ballots in labor elections—a tactic critics say would make it easier to unionize and expose employees to intimidation.
The Senate filibuster deal that scrapped the nominations of two unconstitutional labor appointees will not alleviate the pro-union imbalance on the board, according to union watchdogs.
The Obama administration has yet to conduct legally required background checks on two new labor nominees that must be submitted to the Senate labor committee by Thursday, according to sources familiar with the nominations.
The White House withdrew the nomination of National Labor Relations Board members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as part of a deal to avoid the nuclear option in the Senate on Tuesday, but multiple legal experts told the Washington Free Beacon the Supreme Court could still go after President Barack Obama’s abuse of his recess authority.
Senate Republicans are asking Democrats to abandon some of President Barack Obama’s nominees to strike a compromise that avoids the nuclear option threatened by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).