Saturday, April 25, 2009

Obama Nominates Craig Becker & Mark Pearce to NLRB

President Obama yesterday nominated Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.  Their bios are below.  Here's the press release.  Nice scoop, Mitch!

Craig Becker currently serves as Associate General Counsel to both the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations.  He graduated summa cum laude from Yale College in 1978 and received his J.D. in 1981 from Yale Law School where he was an Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After law school he clerked for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  For the past 27 years, he has practiced and taught labor law.   He was a Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law between 1989 and 1994 and has also taught at the University of Chicago and Georgetown Law Schools.  He has published numerous articles on labor and employment law in scholarly journals, including the Harvard Law Review and Chicago Law Review, and has argued labor and employment cases in virtually every federal court of appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

Mark Gaston Pearce (photo above) has been a labor lawyer for his entire career.  He is one of the founding partners of the Buffalo, New York law firm of Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux where he practices union side labor and employment law before state and federal courts and agencies including the N.Y.S. Public Employment Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board. Pearce in 2008 was appointed by the NYS Governor to serve as a Board Member on the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals, an independent quasi-judicial agency responsible for review of certain rulings and compliance orders of the NYS Department of Labor in matters including wage and hour law.  Pearce has taught several courses in the labor studies program at Cornell University‚Äôs School of Industrial Labor Relations Extension.   He is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  Prior to 2002, Pearce practiced union side labor law and employment law at Lipsitz, Green, Fahringer, Roll, Salisbury & Cambria LLP.  From 1979 to 1994, he was an attorney and District Trial Specialist for the NLRB in Buffalo, NY.  Pearce received his J.D. from State University of New York, and his B.A. from Cornell University.


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I see that he felt no need to offer a nominee for the remaining Republican seat.

"Bi-partisan"? HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: James Young | Apr 26, 2009 3:51:49 PM

I wonder why he did this? I thought the practice was to put all the vacancies in at one time.

This was kind of a waste of paper since it ain't going anyware until a Reuplican is nominated.

Posted by: Per Son | Apr 27, 2009 2:58:50 PM

Well, antoher lefty? Why does that not surprise me. SEIU is a strong arm organization. Here's what happened to me: I closed a charge acc't with Bk of Amer verbally over the phone. That was on a Thurs. The following Tues I received a personl email from SEIU stating that I had taken a first step against the bank and that I should sign letter by the SEIU demanding the passage of the open ballot for unionization of business work force. Now, how did those people get my personal email? So far, Obama has Harold Koh, the Emanuels, and now this guy. Talk about a country take over. WE've lost our country.

Posted by: Annirich | May 29, 2009 8:14:53 AM

I think they both have very good credentials and are well qualified for the job. I am sure that it will only be a matter of time before the appointments of both the fine men are confirmed. America's hardworking middle class, cheated by the developments of the past decade will have a bright future in the decisions of these men.

Posted by: John | Jan 28, 2010 2:41:27 PM

OK, let me be the first to say it. Is Obama ever going to nominate a white male for anything?

Posted by: Will | Feb 9, 2010 1:02:18 PM must be kidding! Get over yourself.

Posted by: maggie | Feb 11, 2010 6:38:27 PM

Tim Geithner ring a bell, Will? Hard to get whiter than that dude. Oh yeah, and Craig Becker is white, too.

Posted by: Steve | Mar 30, 2010 10:14:46 AM

I am shocked! we actually have some folks in high office who will stand up for working people. I must be dreaming. Who knows, possibly this may slow our rapid decline into a third World Nation.

Posted by: Beveridge | Apr 15, 2010 7:41:07 PM

Becker and Pearce are highly qualified people who know what he NLRB was founded to achieve. Workers in this country need intelligent people in thisposition and not the idealogues who have preceded these gentlemen. Good for you Mr. President.

Posted by: Moss | Apr 19, 2010 12:27:59 PM

I will answer your rhetorical question. No and Hell no!
Obamaworld is here and there is no place in Obamaworld for whitey.
But he WILL take your tax money and distribute it to whom he pleases.
Thank you.

Posted by: Teriqua Jones | Jul 10, 2010 4:56:04 PM

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