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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 […]

  • The Short Memories of the “Recess” Appointment Supporters

    Posted on Jan 22, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The year 2007 doesn’t seem all that long ago. But that’s evidently long enough for organized labor and its supporters to conveniently forget about what constitutes a recess appointment. Professor John Logan is the director of Labor and Employment Studies at San Francisco State University, and a supposed “expert on the anti-union industry and anti-union legislation in the U.S.” Logan provides a […]

  • Suspicion Hovers Over New And Never-Vetted NRLB Member

    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    One of President Obama’s contested recess appointees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is facing a lawsuit where he and several others have been accused of violating the law written to prosecute mobsters. Although Richard Griffin became a member of the NLRB over a year ago, the President’s decision to appoint him without the constitutionally-required advice […]

  • The other constitutional issue of the day

    Posted on Jun 28, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    While other folks might be wrapped up in discussing other constitutional matters today, union members and employers alike should still be concerned about President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In January, while the Senate was holding pro-forma sessions in order to keep the Congress out of recess, Obama appointed three new […]