Saturday, April 25, 2009

Gaming The System...

As we all know, the NLRB has turned out to be a major thorn in the side of those who believe in actual true workplace membership democracy. The NLRB has much bigger things to worry about, you see, such as making sure that one of Our Glorious Maximum Leaders shysters gets himself a cushy federal gig - at the NLRB...
Craig Becker, Nominee for Board Member, National Labor Relations Board - Craig Becker currently serves as Associate General Counsel to both the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations. He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College in 1978 and received his J.D. in 1981 from Yale Law School where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. For the past 27 years, he has practiced and taught labor law. He was a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law between 1989 and 1994 and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Georgetown Law Schools. He has published numerous articles on labor and employment law in scholarly journals, including the Harvard Law Review and Chicago Law Review, and has argued labor and employment cases in virtually every federal court of appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.
As the author of the article referenced above stated,
You know, if a corporate lawyer had written a Bush executive order, there would have been an uproar in the media. But when a union lawyer writes an Obama executive order? Nada. Maybe’s it’s worth a question at a confirmation hearing.
Damn skippy.

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