Employment Law Report

President Obama Withdraws Craig Becker’s Nomination to the NLRB

By Edwin S. Hopson

According to various news and blog reports, President Obama has officially withdrawn his nomination of Craig Becker to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.  Becker has been serving a recess appointment which will expire at the end of the year.  Republicans in the Senate last year defeated an effort to confirm Becker to a full term on the Board. 

U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch inn a press release dated December 15, 2011, praised the President’s action and urged him not to make recess appointments of the two persons just nominated this week to the Board.