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  • If At First You Don’t Succeed…

    Posted on Feb 13, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    President Obama has re-nominated two members that he had previously, and unconstitutionally, appointed to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January  2012. Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, first nominated in late December 2011, were never properly vetted by the Senate and were “recess” appointed while the Senate was still in session. The D.C. Circuit Court of […]

  • Obama Risked Executive Power To Give Labor Its Payback

    Posted on Jan 29, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    In President Obama’s recently extended quest to duly reward organized labor for helping him take the White House, he took a serious risk. When he couldn’t deliver “card check” with EFCA, Obama opted to illegally appoint three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The risk that Obama took was not only that his picks would be thrown out, but that the President’s recess appointment power would […]

  • What’s the Matter with NLRB Members?

    Posted on Aug 02, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are having a rough go of it this week. On Monday, the National Right to Work Foundation (NRTW) announced that it was assisting four clients challenging the validity of the appointments including Richard Griffin (whose name you’ve certainly heard before), Sharon Block, and Terence Flynn (who has since resigned from […]