Monday, June 7, 2010

He almost certainly broke his ethics pledge, but did the SEIU's Craig Becker break the LAW?

It's not like we're shocked (is anything involving unions really shocking anymore?)....

Still, it is pretty blatant for the SEIU's former assistant general counsel, Craig Becker, who is now sitting on the National Labor Relations Board to be issuing decisions on behalf of the SEIU.  Especially when Becker seems to be in clear breach of his signed ethics pledge where he pledged:
I will not for a period of two years from the date of my appointment participate in any particular matter involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to my former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.

So, after reading the above pledges (and presuming that it his signature on the pledge), it might be hard for him to explain this:

St. Barnabas Hospital and Committee of Interns and Residents, Local 1957, SEIU, Petitioner. Case 2–RC–23356

June 3, 2010



The National Labor Relations Board, by a three member panel, has carefully considered the Employer’s request for review of the Regional Director’s Decision and Direction of Election. The Regional Director directed an election among the Employer’s house staff. The Employer asserts, among other reasons, that the Regional Director should have considered the applicability of Brown University, 342 NLRB 483 (2004). We deny review.

Are you shocked?  If so, why?
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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