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Manufacturers Fight NLRB Over Posting Workers’ Rights

The poster rule is not the only issue the business community has with the NLRB, which filed suit against Boeing Co. for retaliating against union strikes. That suit was settled recently, but it hasn’t healed the split between the two sides.

In addition, President Barack Obama withdrew the nomination of Craig Becker, a former union lawyer who was a recess appointee to the board. And the president announced his intent Dec. 14 to nominate Sharon Block, a former Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee aide to then-Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), and Richard Griffin, who is general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers, as members of the board.

Trauger said his group didn’t want to rush to judgment on the nominees, but he indicated a concern that the president would make recess appointments again. And Trauger said he was worried about the nomination of another union counsel.

“That is very, very troubling,” he said.

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