Via Free Beacon:
The Obama administration has turned the nation’s top labor dispute board into a bastion of pro-union activism, according to aHouse report.
A House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation revealed that the National Labor Relations Board, an independent arbiter of labor disputes, has demonstrated “strong pro-union bias” over the past three years.
Internal emails from political appointees and staffers revealed a heavily pro-union culture, according to several internal communications obtained by the committee. In one instance, NLRB’s Associate General Counsel Barry Kearney couched the legal fight between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and airplane maker Boeing Company in patriotic terms.
“Hooray for the red, white and blue,” he said after reading a union press release.
Republicans say the NLRB acts simply as an extension of labor interests. President Barack Obama has appointed a number of former union attorneys to sit on the board, including several recess appointments that are being challenged in court.
Obama appointed Richard Griffin, Jr., Sharon Block, and Terence Flynn to the board in January without congressional approval. The administration has argued that the three controversial nominations fell under his recess authority; however, Congress was not in recess for the requisite three days at the time.