Who is Craig Becker?
National Labor Relations Board – a 5 member panel with 3-2 Democratic majority. Craig Becker, leading the panel, is a socialist, with a capital “S.” In one famous quote, he said he “believes that the United States should somehow control or restrain the freedom of capital, or that the mobility of capital not being under ‘popular control’ is somehow a threat to Big Labor.”
As the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Associate General Counsel, Becker regularly advocated for inappropriate use of the NLRB’s power. In an instant of uncensored honesty, Mr. Becker wrote that employers should be barred from NLRB proceedings: “On these latter issues employers should have no right to be heard in either a representation case or an unfair labor practice case, even though Board rulings might indirectly affect their duty to bargain.”
In Becker’s opinion, business owners, many of whom are small business owners that collectively employee 50 million Americans, have “no legally cognizable interest” in one of the most significant decisions impacting the potential future success of their company. More information available here: Forced unionization via rules and here: What you need to know about Craig Becker
Only this week, Becker and his cronies put through a ruling mandating the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), “card check,” even though it was rejected by Congress when it was put through as a bill. Read here: Card check by FIAT
Don’t forget that the FAA dispute was about forced unionization. Read here: FAA & Forced Unionization
In April 2009, President Obama nominated Craig Becker (Associate General Counsel of the Service Employees International Union), Mark Gaston Pearce (a member on the Industrial Board of Appeals, an agency of the New York State Department of Labor), and Brian Hayes (Republican Labor Policy Director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions) to fill the three empty seats on the NLRB. All three are far left zealots claiming to be Democrats.