The Denver Post's recess dis-appointment 

The Denver Post on President Obama's recess appointment of Craig Becker:

President Barack Obama's recess appointment of union lawyer Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board makes little sense to us. It's like appointing a coal energy executive to sit on the Environmental Protection Agency's appeal board.

We're disappointed Obama used his executive powers to bypass the confirmation process and appoint Becker while Congress was away on recess....Unions won nearly 70 percent of private ballot elections conducted in 2008 by the NLRB — the highest rate since this information was collected in 1984. Yet, Becker believes that the odds are not skewed enough toward unions.

He not only supports so-called "card check," the Employee Free Choice Act that which would effectively eliminate secret ballots and strip away worker privacy when forming a union, he also advocates for the elimination of the "no union" option from workers' ballots. And he thinks employers should have no "role in union organizing campaigns and in union representation elections."

How can Americans expect Becker will exhibit impartiality?

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