Obama’s Big Labor Lawyer choice for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) received a ringing endorsement from ACORN founder and Chief Organizer S. Wade Rathke. Rathke wrote:
Here’s a big win no matter how you shake and bake it: Craig Becker being nominated for a seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)!
For my money Craig’s signal contribution has been his work in crafting and executing the legal strategies and protections which have allowed the effective organization of informal workers, and by this I mean home health care workers, under the protection of the National Labor Relations Act. The effective organization of informal workers — home health and home day care — has been the great, exceptional success story within the American labor movement for our generation, leading to the membership of perhaps a half-million such workers in unions like SEIU, AFSCME, CWA, and the AFT.
The National Right to Work Committee first brought the Rathke and Becker connection to light in the Committee’s Obama Personnel Alert regarding Becker.