Immediate action called for by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Becker nomination to the NLRB. See Chamber’s release below.  Additional information about the possible impact of this appointment will be found in several recent Jackson Lewis EFCA and Labor Law Reform blog. If you would like to discuss the significance

The Senate HELP Committee will hold a hearing on the Craig Becker nomination to the NLRB on February 2 at 4:00 p.m. (  The Committee will then consider him and we expect Becker’s nomination will be approved and likely referred to the full Senate for confirmation.  Senate Democrats may try to rush Becker’s confirmation vote

With a clear conflict among the federal Circuit Courts and with the National Labor Relations Board and employers calling to have the Board quorum issue settled, the United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the NLRB is authorized to render decisions while three of its five seats remain vacant.  The Court granted

By a vote of 15-8, mainly along party lines, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (“HELP”) earlier today approved the Administration’s nomination of Craig Becker to the Labor Board. The other two nominees (Mark Pearce and Brian Hayes) received unanimous votes. The Committee’s action makes it more likely all three nominations will reach

In a letter sent today to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, 23 national trade and professional associations, including the HR Policy Association, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the United States Chamber of

As previously reported in this space, employer groups have been asking the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (“HELP”) to schedule public hearings on the Administration’s nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.  So far, the requests have not been answered.  The HELP Committee is slated to take up

President Obama sent his nominations for the three empty seats on the NLRB to the Senate on July 9, 2009. One of the three, Craig Becker, is currently the Associate General Counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Although Mr. Becker has much labor law experience, he has some extreme ideas for reforming labor