Various news reports are coming in today speculating that President Obama will make a recess appointment of the extremely qualified Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker, a labor lawyer, is more than capable of serving on the NLRB, whose mission is to uphold the laws governing relations between unions and private sector employers.
But Republican Senators, big businesses and their front groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are fighting tooth and nail to keep Becker from being confirmed. Why? Because of writings Becker published when he was a law professor. The real reason these groups oppose Becker is because they’re afraid he will make companies abide by the rules of the NLRA.
Let's hope the news articles are true. Here's one, from the Washington Post.