Harriet Miers headed union-busting firm

Occupational health and safety expert Jordan Barab investigates Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' record on labor:


Working for a lawfirm that specializes in "union busting avoidance" seems to be a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval" for Bush administration nominees. Like Ed Foulke, Bush's nominee for head of OSHA, Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' former lawfirm, Locke Liddell & Sapp, of which she was co-managing partner, had an active union avoidance practice
For example, Miers' firm has fought hard to keep janitors from organizing in Houston and to keep uptight OSHA inspectors from cramping employers' style.

Hat tip to David Sirota.

(Confined Space, Sirotablog)

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