As we scan through all of the posts, comments and critiques surrounding
President Obama’s controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, the SEIU’s Craig Becker, we could not help but notice some BIG inconsistencies in the comments made by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and the AFL-CIO’s mouthpiece Stewart Acuff.
The inconsistencies are over whether or not Craig Becker
will can push to use his (possible) position on the NLRB to push for provisions contained in the all-but-dead Employee Free Choice Act.
“It [sic]we aren’t able to pass the Employee Free Choice Act, we will work with President Obama and Vice President Biden and their appointees to the National Labor Relations Board to change the rules governing forming a union through administrative action…” [Emphasis added.]
Yet today, Senator Harkin stated at Becker’s hearing that…
“As you are all aware, I’m a supporter of the Employee Free Choice Act, and I hope to see it passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. But I don’t have any illusions that those important changes can somehow be accomplished administratively, and neither does Craig Becker.
“He has clearly and consistently explained, on numerous occasions, that all three major reforms proposed in EFCA—card check, binding arbitration for first contracts, and treble backpay for illegally fired workers—cannot be accomplished without a change in the statute. And as we all know, statutes can only be amended by those of us elected to Congress, not Executive Branch appointees.”
So, either EFCA can be
rammed down Americans’ throats accomplished can be done through administrative action, or it cannot.
Which one is it?
Someone’s not telling the truth here.
Which one is going to step forward?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine December 23, 1776
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