The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research published an article yesterday about the problems with President Obama’s gifts to Big Labor Bosses such as his pro-project labor agreement (PLA) Executive Order 13502 and his recess appointment of Craig Becker, the former associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union, to the National Labor Relations Board (“Obama Defines Dysfunction with One Appointment,” 7/25).
One of President Barack Obama’s first acts in office was signing Executive Order 13502, which urged agencies to consider requiring that contractors who do government work use unionized workers. Construction workers everywhere have seen hard times in this recession, but Obama gave preference to those who pay union dues that eventually support Democrats’ election campaigns.
This wasn’t exactly what voters expected from the man who promised to change the tone of Washington, but it got worse. Obama launched a dizzying flurry of actions designed to reward organized labor at the expense of everyone else.
Perhaps the low point was his attempt to appoint Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.
The NLRB is the panel responsible for issuing judgments in disputes between workers and private-sector employers. Specifically, the board is responsible for protecting the bargaining and organizing rights of workers as defined by the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which sets limits on the practices of unions and employers…
Be sure and read the entire article to understand the advantages Big Labor is getting from the administration.