AWF Calls for President to Rescind Becker Nomination
Christopher Prandoni, Executive Director of the Alliance for Worker Freedom, has written a letter to President Obama advising him to rescind the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker, who was originally seated via recess appointment in March of 2010, now stands before the Senate to achieve a full term. Thus far, he has been instrumental in advancing a radical Big-Labor agenda through recent NLRB rulings.
In his letter to the President, Mr. Prandoni said:
"For over 75 years, the NLRB has been tasked with non-partisan oversight of unionization elections and related labor activities. Mr. Becker’s past career should call into question his dedication to preserve this impartiality, as he has served as Associate General Counsel for both the AFL-CIO and the SEIU. Mr. Becker has publicly affirmed his dedication to Big Labor multiple times:
“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.”
He has expressed a gross disdain for employers and businesses, which runs contrary to the proper mission of the NLRB:
“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.”
In his short time on the board, the NLRB has proposed sweeping and harmful labor rules. Allowing union organizers access to public property, giving them the names and addresses of employees, and obliging employers to promote unionization are just a few of these deliberate attempts to throw the door wide to union intimidation and harassment. As such, these initiatives seem to be in direct conflict with your call for practicality and leniency in regulation."