Big Union's Unethical Influence in Government; Revolving-Door Reform Needed at the Labor Arbitration Agency
Byline: F. Vincent Vernuccio and Trey Kovacs, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
I n one of the most glaring examples of Washington's sordid revolving-door political culture, former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Craig Becker took a job as co-general counsel with the AFL-CIO barely six months after leaving the government. Mr. Becker was the first-ever NLRB member to be appointed directly from a union. At the time of his recess appointment by President Obama, he worked as an attorney for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
The fact that Mr. Becker left a large union, worked for the federal agency that is supposed to function as a neutral arbitrator in labor disputes, and then went back to another labor organization as soon as his appointment ended should raise questions about …
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Publication information: Article title: Big Union's Unethical Influence in Government; Revolving-Door Reform Needed at the Labor Arbitration Agency. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 1, 2012. Page number: B01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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