Obama Personnel Alert: Craig Becker (NLRB)

Becker is bad news for individual worker rights and freedom, “no matter how you shake and bake it.”  (To paraphrase ACORN’s Wade Rathke, see the Becker Alert for more.) [Added 8/6/2009 Becker Alert with his SF-278 Personal Financial Disclosure report.]

He does not see the secret ballot as a democratic process.  He believes that workers should not be allowed the freedom self-determination rather workers should be forced to give an exclusive authority to negotiate working conditions.  He believes the U.S. Government should not be neutral during organizing drives, Uncle Sam should help the union. 

Becker helped force tens of thousands of workers into state dictated unions.  For example, Los Angeles SEIU Local 6434’s 2007 LM-2 report revealed that almost 63,000 people rejected membership in the union but are still forced to dues. (See reports at UnionReports.gov)

Becker must be stopped before he starts, CONTACT YOUR SENATORS NOW (202-224-3121) and tell them that Becker is unfit for the NLRB!  Read the National Right to Work Committee’s  Becker Alert. 

Becker BIO:

Current: Associate General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) a member of the Change to Win Federation and the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations (link).

Yale University, Undergraduate 1978; Yale University, Law School 1981, Editor of the Yale Law Journal; Clerk, Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1981-82; UCLA law professor (1989-1994); Associate Attorney at Kirschner, Weinberg & Dempsey, Washington, D.C., 1983-88, Partner 1988-89; Georgetown University Law School, Adjunct Professor, 1987-88; University of Chicago law professor

Obama’s transition team, U.S. DOL Agency Review Team, (Some believe Becker authored the January 31 Obama executive order, Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws.)