On January 26, 2011, President Obama nominated former union attorney Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board for the third time since July 2009.
Last week, Lafe Solomon, the Acting General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), issued a memorandum expanding the NLRB's use of default language in settlement agreements.
On January 5, 2011, President Obama nominated Republican Terence Flynn to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
On March 27, 2010, President Obama announced the unilateral recess appointment of long-time union attorneys Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
As discussed in our alert on February 4, 2010 we predicted that the seating of Scott Brown would effectively result in the defeat of controversial Obama National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) nominee Craig Becker.
On February 3, 2010, Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown of Massachusetts urged the Governor of Massachusetts to sign his election certification papers February 4, 2010, which could allow him to be sworn in that day.
In a move reaffirming the Obama administration's continued support of organized labor, President Obama resubmitted the nomination of union attorney Craig Becker to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board on January 20, 2010.