Those so-called "recess appointments" have come back to bite Barky, as a federal appeals court has ruled his actions unconstitutional. And as if that's not bad enough, one of the main reasons for the requirement of Senatorial vetting of proposed appointees is to head off stuff like this:
Also, one of the three NLRB members, Richard Griffin, is enmeshed in controversy over his former role as general counsel of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). According to Fox News, “[t]he rap sheet for members of the International Union of Operating Engineers reads like something out of ‘Goodfellas.’ Embezzlement. Wire fraud. Bribery. That’s just scratching the surface of crimes committed by the IUOE ranks.”
Griffin was recently named as a defendant in a federal racketeering lawsuit. According toThe Wall Street Journal, the complaint “describes a ‘scheme to defraud [the local] out of revenue, cost savings and membership,’ by means of kickbacks, bribery, violent threats and extortion. The suit names dozens of IUOE officials as defendants, and Mr. Griffin is highlighted in a section describing embezzlement and its subsequent hush-up.”
UPDATE: NLRB board (all Democratics) will ignore the ruling and continue to act. They don't care whether their appointments were constitutional or not; they expect Barky to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court and, most likely, will ignore any ruling from them as well.