Release Date: Jan 04, 2012Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber Denounces President Obama’s Recess Appointments to the NLRB
WASHINGTON, D.C—U.S Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today regarding the president’s recess appointment of Sharon Block, Terence F. Flynn, and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):
“The NLRB’s credibility has suffered greatly during this administration due to an aggressive agenda favoring the unions. The president could have chosen to work with the Senate and stakeholders to see if a package of nominees could be confirmed that would help restore the agency’s independence and credibility. Instead, today’s steps will simply further poison the well with regard to labor-management issues pending in front of the Board and on Capitol Hill.”
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