Release Date: Mar 28, 2010Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber Denounces Recess Appointment of Becker to the NLRB
"The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America's job creators to compete," Says Johnson
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randel K. Johnson released the following statement denouncing the recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):
"This recess appointment disregards the Senate's bipartisan rejection of Craig Becker's nomination to the NLRB. Overriding the will of the Senate and providing this special interest payback contradicts the President's claim to change the tone in Washington. The business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America's job creators to compete.
"This is the first time since 1993 that the Chamber has opposed a nominee to the NLRB. The Chamber's opposition is based on Mr. Becker's prolific writings, which suggest a radical view of labor law that flies in the face of established precedent and case law and is far outside the mainstream."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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