The president has announced two appointments to the five-member National Labor Relations Board. He had previously announced that Wilma Liebman, formerly a regular member, would become the chair. Now, he is proposing to add
Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the board. Becker is currently associate general counsel for both the SEIU and the AFL-CIO; Pearce is a longtime labor lawyer who co-founded his own firm to pursue union-side labor law (full bios of both after the jump). It's not the Employee Free Choice Act, but this is a nice gift to the unions all the same. Presuming, of course, the Senate confirms these nominees -- there's a reason that the five-member board currently only has two members...
-- Tim Fernholz
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