2/8/10

Obama Nominee Exposes SEIU-ACORN Ties

Wade Rathke's union-backed fraud unit too big to fail critics
To many of its critics, the National Labor Relations Board might well be renamed the National Organized Labor Relations Board. That's because this ostensibly impartial federal adjudication body frequently has displayed a discernible pro-union tilt. President Obama is primed to push the NLRB further in that direction given that fully three positions on the five-person board are now vacant.

Of the nominees facing Senate confirmation to fill those slots, by far the most controversial is Craig Becker. As associate general counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO, and as a well-published law professor, Becker has amassed a substantial track record of union partisanship. He's also shown himself, though less than readily, to be an ally of the radical and shady nonprofit network, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.

President Obama and Senate Democrats have expressed a desire to place Becker, Pearce and Hayes together in a full-floor Senate approval vote. That way, they can reduce the degree of scrutiny upon Becker. President Obama quite logically supports this three-for-one package deal. From the start of his career, he's operated at the intersection of labor and community activism, with a hard Left turn. And he remembers his friends.

As Union Corruption Update explained in detail several months ago, Obama White House political director, Patrick Gaspard, is a product of both SEIU and ACORN. Were Becker to become part of the administration, he'd be in good company.

Related:

SEIU Disavows ACORN, but Long History of Ties Won't Go Away.

(from nlpc.org)

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