FOIA'd docs expose link between disgraced ACORN-SEIU founder and NLRB
Cause of Action, a nonpartisan group that seeks more transparency in government, recently discovered e-mails through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that show linkages between top National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) executives and ACORN, the liberal community organizing group Andrew Breitbart helped expose and eventually put out of business.
As the NLRB was attempting to block Boeing from relocating to the right-to-work state of South Carolina in the spring of 2011, Acting NLRB Counsel Late Solomon forwarded an e-mail to NLRB Director of Public Affairs Nancy Cleeland in which ACORN founder Wade Rathke expressed support for the NLRB’s attempts to block Boeing, according to information brought to light by the transparency group, Cause of Action.(full story at breitbart.com)
Cleeland, the NLRB official, declares, “Friends like these...” in response to Soloman.
These recently discovered e-mails again prove how interconnected the institutional left is and why the left needs to be fiercely combated, even after some of its institutions are put out of business.
Constitution-addled judges set Obamunist roadblock
A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the National Labor Relations Board from making millions of businesses put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union.(full story at dailycaller.com)
The rule requiring most private employers to display the posters was supposed to take effect on April 30, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that can’t happen until legal questions are resolved.
The temporary injunction followed a federal judge’s ruling in South Carolina last week that the labor board exceeded congressional authority when it approved the poster requirement in 2011. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., had previously found the NLRB rule acceptable, but limited how the agency could enforce it.
Business groups have complained the posters are an unfair government effort to promote union organizing.
NLRB attorneys argued the board has the authority to require posters even without specific congressional approval.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans said Tuesday they would join a separate lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB. The lawsuit, pending in Washington state, argues that Obama illegally bypassed the Senate to appoint three members to the board in January.
The White House claims the Senate was in recess, but Republicans claim they effectively blocked recess appointments by scheduling a series of brief, pro-forma sessions.
Miguel Estrada, a former senior Justice Department official, will write a supporting brief on behalf of Senate Republicans.