If Democrats wonder why their political fortunes have shifted so much, they should study the appointment of Craig Becker to a body that adjudicates labor disputes.
Craig Becker , a Democrat on the U.S. National Labor Relations Board who has been criticised by business groups for his ties to unions, was re-nominated by President Barack Obama to serve until 2014.
Business groups may find the expanded ranks of their Republican allies in Congress can’t stop President Barack Obama ’s appointees from making it easier for unions to recruit members.
When a majority of its press operators decided to quit the Teamsters, Pacific Publishing Co. in Seattle immediately stopped negotiating with the union.
The National Labor Relations Board reached its full five-member size for the first time since December 2007 after the U.S. Senate confirmed two of President Barack Obama ’s nominees.
A National Labor Relations Board decision against a New Jersey nursing home was thrown out by an appeals court that ruled one board member was improperly appointed by President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama’s authority to make appointments without U.S. Senate approval is being considered by an appeals court for the first time in a test of so-called pro-forma sessions set up by Republican lawmakers.
The National Labor Relations Board proposed scaling back plans for speedier U.S. union elections, as prospects dimmed for acting on the overhaul before the panel loses a quorum next month.
Arkansas Democrats decide today whether U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln will stand for re-election or become the year’s fifth congressional incumbent denied re- nomination in a sign of voter discontent.