Flynn quits NLRB over ethics accusations

May 30, 2012 | 05:09 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Terence Flynn, National Labor Relations Board, leaking, Steel Manufacturers Association, pending cases, inspector general, Rep. George Miller, Peter Kirsanow Peter Schaumber

CHICAGO — Terence F. Flynn, one of two Republicans on the five-member National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), will step down July 24 after being accused of leaking nonpublic information on pending board cases.

Flynn, who joined the board Jan. 9 after a recess appointment by President Obama, has tendered his resignation to Obama and board chairman Mark Gaston Pearce, and recused himself from all board actions.

Two reports by NLRB’s inspector general—published March 19 and May 2 and obtained by AMM from the website of Rep. George Miller (D., Calif.)—alleged that Flynn violated the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch in 2010 and 2011, when he was a staff lawyer.....

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