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Growing Influence Of Labor Unions Seen With NLRB Appointments


Las Vegas Sun reports on the growing influence of labor with President Obama’s announcement that he will appoint two veteran labor lawyers, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce, to the National Labor Relations Board. If the Senate confirms them both, they will join Obama appointee-and-chairman Wilma Liebman.

In case you worried about any potential conflicts of interest, Becker currently serves as associate general counsel to both the SEIU and AFL-CIO. Pearce, described as a “prominent Buffalo labor lawyer,” happens to be an “accomplished painter whose work has been displayed at the Buffalo Arts Council and the AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington.” No word on whether his artwork can stay up if he is confirmed for the NLRB.

As they say, to the victor goes the spoils.

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