Politico reports Monday night that Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) will support a Republican-led filibuster over President Barack Obama’s nomination of Craig Becker to serve on the National Labor Relations Board:
“Mr. Becker’s previous statements strongly indicate that he would take an aggressive personal agenda to the NLRB, and that he would pursue a personal agenda there, rather than that of the administration,” Nelson said in a statement. “This is of great concern, considering that the board’s main responsibility is to resolve labor disputes with an even and impartial hand."
We have previously posted on concerns expressed by many that Mr. Becker might seek to implement elements of EFCA via Board decisions and/or rulemaking. Tonight’s Politico piece notes another EFCA connection:
Republicans have tried to make Becker’s nomination a referendum on the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier to unionize. In his statement, Nelson said Becker has made several statements that "fly in the face of Nebraska’s Right to Work laws."