Craig Becker, the controversial labor attorney who served on the National Labor Relations Board thanks to a recess appointment by President Obama, has returned to the world of outright activism. From Politico:
Craig Becker will become general counsel for the AFL-CIO, president Richard Trumka announced today, joining General Counsel Lynn Rhinehart in the role. Becker was recess appointed to the National Labor Relations Board by President Barack Obama after his nomination failed to pass the Senate in 2010. And Becker was a controversial NLRB member, opposed by many business trade groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Republicans and some Democrats also opposed his nomination because they feared he would swing the board too much in favor of unions. Before joining the NLRB, Becker was associate council to both the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union.
Kevin D. Williamson outlined some of the issues surrounding Becker here.