Last month, the Senate rejected an attempt to confirm President Barack Obama’s nomination of pro-compulsory unionism radical Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Wall Street Journal reports that with the Senate now taking it’s Easter recess, Becker could be appointed via a recess appointment "as early as today."
As the Journal notes, a Craig Becker NLRB appointment resurrection would be disastrous to employee rights:
Mr. Becker has written extensively about the National Labor Relations Act, the law that the NLRB interprets and enforces. In a 1993 Minnesota Law Review article, he said that the "core defect in union election law . . . is the employer’s status as a party to labor representation proceedings" and that "employers should be stripped of any legally cognizable interest in their employees’ election of representatives."
In other words, you can forget about employees getting truthful and non-coercive information about the downsides of unionization.
But there’s more. Becker has publicly argued union goons should have the privilege to repeatedly harass workers at home until the workers sign "card check" union authorization cards; advocated allowing government arbiters impose contracts on workers without even allowing the workers to vote on the contract; and has even compared union organizing elections to US Congressional elections, stating that the only question decided in such elections should be which union gets monopoly control over workers, not whether they wish to remain independent and union free.
Or as the Journal puts it, "the modern union movement is bloody-minded about the will to power and Mr. Becker is one of its fiercest partisans."
Meanwhile, Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work, expressed some additional concerns regarding Becker’s extreme forced unionism record in this morning’s Washington Times:
Mark Mix of the National Right to Work organization reports that in 2007 alone, Mr. Becker’s lawyering forced 63,000 California workers to pay union dues even after rejecting union membership. He [encouraged] repeated "home visits" for union backers, designed to pressure workers to sign public union-organizing petitions. Unions were "formed to escape the evils of individualism and individual competition. … Their actions necessarily involve coercion," Mr. Becker once explained.
To view more information on Big Labor sycophant Craig Becker’s radical views, check out this National Right to Work Committee special video report: