An article in the February 11th edition of The Wall Street Journal quotes a number of Union leaders calling for President Obama to seat Craig Becker as a member of the National Labor Relations Board as a “recess appointment” despite the fact that, earlier this week, the Becker nomination failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. 

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) President Andy Stern said, “I think [Craig Becker] should be appointed.  I think a majority should rule here, and I hope the [P]resident takes it under strong consideration.”  Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers Union, also asked for a recess appointment of Becker.

President Obama has not indicated whether he would appoint Becker while Congress was in recess.

We will let you know as soon as we hear anything new.