Associated Industries of Massachusetts asked Senator Scott Brown today to oppose the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board.
AIM says in a letter to Senator Brown that employers are troubled by the prospect that Mr. Becker, Associate General Counsel to the Service Employees International Union, might attempt to impose administratively some elements of the flawed Employee Free Choice Act. One of those provisions would deprive workers of the right to a secret ballot in union elections.
AIM and hundreds of other business organizations articulated their concerns about the nomination in a letter to senators last week.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee endorsed the Becker nomination Thursday by a 13-10 party line vote. The Senate has scheduled a floor vote for Monday at 5 p.m. The nomination will be one of the first significant votes cast by Mr. Brown and political observers say it will provide a signal about how his election has changed the political calculus in Washington.