WFI Launches Petition Drive Against Becker Recess Appointment

Workforce Fairness Institute Launches Petition Drive Against Becker Recess Appointment

Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2010) – The Workforce Fairness Institute (WFI) today launched a national petition drive in an effort to send a message to President Barack Obama that he should not proceed with a recess appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), particularly in light of the bipartisan vote against this extreme and activist nominee:

 “The bipartisan vote in the U.S. Senate against Craig Becker sent a message that our nation’s top job creators – small businesses – come before union bosses and their job-killing policies,” said Katie Packer, executive director of the Workforce Fairness Institute. “While there are certainly instances where a recess appointment is appropriate, the appointment of Craig Becker is not one of them. President Obama should understand that a recess appointment of Becker to the National Labor Relations Board would be a complete contradiction to the jobs message he delivered during the State of the Union address and serve as a slap in the face to courageous Senators, including members of his own Party, who opposed this nomination.” 

To view the Workforce Fairness Institute’s petition, click here <http://www.workforcefairness.com/article/backroom> .

 

The Workforce Fairness Institute is an organization committed to educating voters, employers, employees and citizens about issues affecting the workplace. To learn more, please visit:http://www.workforcefairness.com .