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Rep. Kline seeking hearing on Labor Relations Board nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., called on Senate Democrats today to hold a hearing on the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.

Becker currently serves as associate general counsel to the Service Employees International Union.

The 2nd District congressman, who is the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, said Becker has been “unambiguous about his belief that the rights of employers should be drastically limited under the labor relations law.”

“Mr. Becker’s writings and public viewpoints as an academic and union official call into question his ability to effectively – and objectively – serve in this important position,” Kline said in a statement. “At a minimum, they raise serious questions about whether he intends to administer the law as written.”

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  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 10/21/2009 - 06:57 pm.

    Representative Kline is giving a typical right-wing response to this appointment. I would say, however, that at last we are seeing appointees who see their job as protecting ordinary people from powerful corporate employers instead of supporting the interests of those corporations.

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