As previously reported, the minority opposition in Congress has done everything within its power to thwart President Obama’s efforts to constitute a working National Labor Relations Board that is responsive to the needs of working people and their labor organizations.
So far that minority opposition has been successful.
However, perhaps there may be relief in sight.
The Associated Press reports today that:
The Obama administration is hinting at a possible recess appointment for a controversial nominee to the National Labor Relations Board.Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told AFL-CIO officials at their annual meeting Wednesday there will soon be positive news on the long-stalled nomination of union lawyer Craig Becker.
Solis then told reporters the unions will be “very pleased” with how the issue is resolved.
President Barack Obama upset union leaders when he decided not to appoint Becker during a Congressional recess last month. Union officials now think Obama may act when Congress breaks for Easter.
Perhaps this report signals that we will finally see a working NLRB in action in the near future.