FOIA Shows Link Between ACORN and NLRB

Tony Lee
Big Government

Cause of Action, a nonpartisan group that seeks more transparency in government, recently discovered e-mails through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that show linkages between top National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) executives and ACORN, the liberal community organizing group Andrew Breitbart helped expose and eventually put out of business.

As the NLRB was attempting to block Boeing from relocating to the right-to-work state of South Carolina in the spring of 2011, Acting NLRB Counsel Lafe Solomon forwarded an e-mail to NLRB Director of Public Affairs Nancy Cleeland in which ACORN founder Wade Rathke expressed support for the NLRB’s attempts to block Boeing from relocating to the right-to-work state of South Carolina in the spring of 2011, according to information brought to light by the transparency group, Cause of Action.

Cleeland, the NLRB official, declares, “Friends like these…” in response to Soloman.

These recently discovered e-mails again prove how interconnected the institutional left is and why the left needs to be fiercely combated, even after some of its institutions are put out of business.

The emails may be examined at Big Government.

RelatedSenate Attacks Obama’s Unconstitutional NLRB Recess Appointees in Court

President Barack Obama’s unconstitutional recess appointments might be struck down by a federal court, with a heavyweight legal challenge now carrying the torch for the U.S. Senate in this challenge.

Senior officers in the executive branch of government must be nominated by the president, and then be confirmed by the Senate. Article II of the Constitution says that if the Senate is in recess, the president can appoint those government officers without Senate confirmation, but those appointments are temporary and only last two years at most.

In January, Obama became the first president in history to declare the Senate in recess when the Senate was actually in session. Citing this non-existent “recess,” Obama then appointed three new members, including two big-labor activists, to serve on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…

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UpdateMiguel Estrada, victim of Democrat filibuster, to fight Obama appointments

Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned to Miguel Estrada, a man whom Democrats denied a presidential appointment in 2003, to be their lawyer as they fight to overturn some of President Obama’s own appointments…

…Mr. Estrada’s pick to defend Republican senators is also an interesting choice. Then-President George W. Bush tapped him to be an appeals court judge, but his nomination was blocked by Senate Democrats in the first-ever partisan filibuster of a judicial nominee. That established a precedent which both parties have continued in the decade since.

Faced with the blockade, Mr. Estrada eventually withdrew from consideration and is in private practice at a Washington, D.C., firm.

Update 2Labor union sues Indiana, calls working alongside nonunion employees ‘slavery’

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