Senate voted no to Craig Becker: Now Obama does end run

Marxist Mr. Becker wrote that employers should be barred from NLRB proceedings:

“On these latter issues employers should have no right to be heard in either a representation case or an unfair labor practice case, even though Board rulings might indirectly affect their duty to bargain.”  

“Just as U.S. Citizens cannot opt against having a congressman, workers should not be able to choose against having a union as their monopoly-bargaining agent.”

For the back story see our earlier post with the “defeated story of Craig Becker”

The Senate voted down Craig Becker February 9 2010 by a bipartisan vote, now POTUS claims it was the Republicans did this?? :

 U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress – 2nd Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate Vote Summary:

Question: On the Cloture Motion (Cloture Motion on Craig Becker, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board )
Vote Number: 22 Vote Date: February 9, 2010, 04:29 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Nomination Number: PN1351
Nomination Description: Craig Becker, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2014
Vote Counts: YEAs 52
  NAYs 33
  Not Voting 15

According to the WSJ: Big Labor might not even need card check if Craig Becker has his way. “He is Andy Stern’s go to guy,”According to the WSJ. He is currently the associate Counsel for Andy Stern.

All 41 Senate Republicans wrote Obama this week urging him not to use a recess appointment for Becker, a former top lawyer with Service Employees International Union and the AFL-CIO, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate last month, 52-43.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also wrote Obama on behalf of 20 business groups that opposed Becker’s nomination and decried the recess appointment.

This recess appointment disregards the Senate’s bipartisan rejection of Craig Becker’s nomination to the NLRB,” Chamber Vice President Randel Johnson said in a written statement.

“Overriding the will of the Senate and providing this special interest payback contradicts the president’s claim to change the tone in Washington,” he said. “The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America’s job creators to compete.”

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