Conflict of Interest for Former SEIU Lawyers on Board Must Be Addressed
SEIU is suing the Board, including Prouty and Wilcox, seeking to overrule NLRB precedent regarding the “joint employer” standard.
The Heritage Foundation has discovered that financial disclosure documents from President Obama’s illegal appointees to the National Labor Relations Board “show that one will continue to receive payments from a major labor union during his time on the board.”
Richard Griffin, the former general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, will receive regular payments under two different IUOE pension plans. The payment amounts are not listed on the disclosure form. He will also receive a single lump sum payment equal to three weeks of salary (one week for each of the three years since he enrolled in the plan). Griffin’s annual salary as the IUOE’s general counsel was $376,778, according to the disclosure form.
In his capacity as general counsel, we have noted, Griffin advanced policies that helped insulate corrupt union leaders from challenge.
Both Griffin and Sharon Block, who was also illegally appointed to the NLRB, filed ethics agreements with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics stating that they will not, in their capacity as NLRB members, participate in matters that might affect their personal finances. Assuming that agreement is adhered to, Griffin’s continued compensation by the IUOE is licit.
Cameraman already won charge against NABET officials for seizing money illegally, now full board in DC cites union lawyers for misconduct.
One of the Biden NLRB nominees getting the Senate nod is David Prouty. [...] The other is Gwynne Wilcox, ,a radical union lawyer.