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Obama “Re-Nominates” Unconstitutional NLRB Appointees Block, Griffin

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After a DC Federal Appeals Court ruled that the “recess” appointment of Richard Griffin and Sharon Block were unconstitutional, Obama is finally asking the Senate for approval for their positions in what is being called “renomination”.

The idea of this being called a “renomination” is laughable, as Obama circumvented Senate approval and ignored the fact that there was a “pro-forma” session in place, a practice started by current Majority Leader Harry Reid to avoid this exact situation.

The Senate’s reaction to this nomination will be very interesting to watch, particularly after 40 Senators sent a letter to the NLRB members asking them to step down. Their reception is anticipated to be cold at best. There has even been legislation proposed to stop the NLRB from enforcing any decisions during that time.

The Senate should reject the unconstitutional appointees, and use every means possible to delay and prevent them from going further. The audacity of Obama’s move to unconstitutionally appoint these nominees shows a lack of confidence they would have been approved on their own, and any attempt to approve them now simply shows a lack of respect for the Senate’s constitutionally-appointed duties.

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After a DC Federal Appeals Court ruled that the “recess” appointment of Richard Griffin and Sharon Block were unconstitutional, Obama is finally asking the Senate for approval for their positions in what is being called “renomination”. The idea of this being called a “renomination” is laughable, as Obama circumvented Senate approval and ignored the fact […]

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NLRB Appointee Griffin Tied to Mob and Corruption

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The rap sheet for members of the International Union of Operating Engineers reads like something out of “Goodfellas.”

Embezzlement. Wire fraud. Bribery. That’s just scratching the surface of crimes committed by the IUOE ranks. And it is from this union that President Obama earlier this year picked one of his latest appointees to the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency tasked with resolving labor disputes between unions and management.

That recess appointee, Richard Griffin, was former general counsel for the 400,000-member union of heavy equipment operators — a union tainted over the years by mob connections and a history of corruption.

Public documents obtained by Fox News show that more than 60 IUOE members have been arrested, indicted or jailed in the last decade on charges that include labor racketeering, extortion, criminal enterprise, bodily harm and workplace sabotage.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/22/obama-pick-for-nlrb-union-tainted-by-mob-ties-criminal-past/

The rap sheet for members of the International Union of Operating Engineers reads like something out of “Goodfellas.” Embezzlement. Wire fraud. Bribery. That’s just scratching the surface of crimes committed by the IUOE ranks. And it is from this union that President Obama earlier this year picked one of his latest appointees to the National […]

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