ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association here on Thursday said it opposes President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
The three new appointments to the NLRB were Democrat Richard Griffin, a union lawyer; Democrat Sharon Block, a Labor Department official; and Republican Terence Flynn, an NLRB attorney. The appointments were made during a recess to avoid Senate approval.
The appointments of Griffin and Block are likely to promote a “pro-unionization agenda,” the NGA said in a statement.
"NGA is very concerned that the president's recess appointments will result in even more politicizing of the NRLB and further erode its credibility and independence,” said Peter Larkin, president and chief executive officer, NGA. “By further tilting union organizing regulations in favor of unions and to the disadvantage of the rights of employees and employers, it makes it more difficult for independent businesses to succeed and create jobs."