Tuesday, February 9, 2010

**ALERT** Becker Nomination Defeated in Senate

This afternoon the Administration's second attempt to nominate union activist, Craig Becker, to the National Labor Relations Board was defeated in the Senate by a 52-33 vote (60 votes needed for cloture). Two Democrats (Sen. Ben Nelson-NE and Sen. Blanche Lincoln- AR) voted with Republicans to block the nomination (15 Senators didn't bother voting once the outcome was obvious). This is a major blow to organized labor and any other proponent of the Employee Free Choice Act. Congratulations to the HARDI members who sent nearly 100 letters to their Senators in just one day urging opposition to the biased nomination.

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