Labor Nominee Blocked in U.S. Senate

02.09.2010
Issues & Policies

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders failed this week to muster the 60 votes needed to force a vote on the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, which resolves disputes between unions and management. Here is the Washington Times story.

With unions continuing to try pushing a pro-labor agenda through Congress, the nomination of Becker, attorney for labor groups such as the AFL-CIO and Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is seen as unions’ backup plan if their legislative efforts stall.  

Becker’s nomination was strongly opposed by business and employer groups over his support for the proposed Employee Free Choice Act, called “card check,” which would make it easier for unions to form in the workplace.

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