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Big Labor’s defeated NLRB nominee Craig Becker: He’s baaack

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By Michelle Malkin  •  March 3, 2010 05:40 PM

I said they wouldn’t give up easily. They never do.

On Feb. 9, radical SEIU lawyer Craig Becker’s nomination to the National Labor Relations Board was defeated on a cloture vote by 52-33.

Well, word today in D.C. is that Becker’s back:

The Obama administration is hinting at a possible recess appointment for a controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told AFL-CIO officials at their annual meeting Wednesday there will soon be positive news on the long-stalled nomination of union lawyer Craig Becker.

Solis then told reporters the unions will be “very pleased” with how the issue is resolved.

President Barack Obama upset union leaders when he decided not to appoint Becker during a Congressional recess last month. Union officials now think Obama may act when Congress breaks for Easter.

The Workforce Fairness Institute calls it what it is: Payback.

The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today released the following statement in response to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis telling members of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) at their annual meeting in Disney World that they will receive “positive news” concerning the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in spite of the fact that the U.S. Senate rejected his nomination in a bipartisan vote:

“Just as its revealed union bosses will spend millions of dollars during the 2010 election cycle in support of pro-labor candidates, the Obama Administration appears to be yielding to the demands of Big Labor and will announce a recess appointment of Craig Becker,” said Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute. “Despite the fact that both Republicans and Democrats rejected Becker’s nomination, it looks like labor bosses will receive the ‘payback’ they have desperately been seeking. Just weeks ago, President Obama stood before the nation in his first State of the Union address and told American citizens that the economy was his top priority, yet his embrace of a radical nominee who supports job-killing policies is an affront to our country’s small businesses.”

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